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Caracterización clínica del labio leporino con fisura palatina o sin ésta en Cuba

Keywords: cleft lip, cleft palate, cuba.

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288 newborns with cleft lips with or without cleft palate, either associated or not to other types of defects, were detected among 8 004 malformed newborns included in the cuban birth defects register from april 1985 to december 1994. this defect alone was present in 77.4 % of cases whereas cleft palate was also present in two-thirds of cases. male newborns were predominant. left-hand anatomical defect location prevailed in both sexes. as to the associated defects, chromosomal syndromes accounting for 8 % were predominant from the pathogenic view point; in addition, the prevailing syndrome was trisomy 13 which was found in 21 cases.


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