Review of the UCL management of patients with cleft lip and palate.B-ENT. 2006; 2 Suppl 4:51-6.B
We describe the way our multidisciplinary team manages cleft lips and palates at our centre at the Catholic University of Louvain. Since 1987, we have opted for the neonatal repair of the cleft lip and nose, and closure of the cleft palate at three months of age. Multidisciplinary follow-up then takes place to detect and correct the sequellae. The children are seen once a year by a plastic surgeon, an otorhinolaryngologist, a maxillofacial surgeon, a speech therapist, an audiologist, and an orthodontist. Secondary corrections are scheduled depending on functional, aesthetic, and psychological requirements.