Can It Be Perforated Palate Surgery At Nearly 5 Years Of Age?
I want to ask … I’m now at the age of 5 th. The palate of his mouth is hollow. Can I operate my child at that age?
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Palate is a congenital abnormality from birth, this is also called palatoschisis. From the beginning of the baby's birth, an evaluation of the child's birth can be done, or it can be at the 4th week after birth; in this evaluation, a general examination can be done to determine whether there are medical conditions and congenital abnormalities in newborns, so that if found during a routine examination, the doctor can plan the next treatment steps related to medical problems or congenital abnormalities found.
Like the existence of this palatoschisis, usually after the results of examination of the defects in the mouth of the oral cavity, surgery can be performed when the child is around 10-18 months. Surgery can be done in stages to help close the hole and prevent complications from speaking disorders. Thus, discussing with the surgeon who treats the patient is an important step in knowing the patient's clinical condition and knowing the treatment plan that will be given.
In connection with your question, if your child's current age is 5 years, then the oeration procedure closure of the mouth hole or called palatoplasty surgery can be performed by a surgeon. However, it is recommended that, for the initial stage, you visit a plastic surgeon in your city for an initial examination and evaluation of your child's condition. Thus, doctors can find out the condition of the perforated oral palate and plan for treatment. In addition, if problems are found after surgery, such as speech disorders, then it can be planned also for speech therapy.
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