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Fabrication of Feeding Plate in Cleft Palate Patient: A Case Report

Tulsi Gajendra Lodhi, Surendra Kumar Bhagwatrao Patil, Surendra Kumar Kaluram Bahetwar, Aparna Balkrishna Sharma, Nupur Suresh Ninawe, Arti Rameshwar Dolas

Keywords : cleft lip and cleft palate, cleft lip, cleft palate, feeding plate

Citation Information : Lodhi TG, Patil SK, Bahetwar SK, Sharma AB, Ninawe NS, Dolas AR. Fabrication of Feeding Plate in Cleft Palate Patient: A Case Report. 2019; 7 (1):35-37.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1684106

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 28-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  © 2019 Bhojia Dental College and Hospital affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University


Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common congenital craniofacial malformations. It is associated with various problems such as difficulty in sucking, nasal regurgitation, hearing and speech problems, etc. Feeding is of primary and immediate concern for the growth of infants. In this case report, a 3-month-old female child diagnosed with Veau's class II cleft reported with the difficulty in sucking of milk and nasal regurgitation while feeding. To overcome this problem, a feeding plate was fabricated with simple impression method, which helped the infant feed and restore the proper weight required for cleft palate reconstructive surgery.

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