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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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DOMINGUEZ REYES, Blas  y  DOMINGUEZ CORTES, Silvia M. Experience of the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at the General Hospital of Tlaxcala: achievements for the complete social reintegration of treated patients. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2020, vol.46, n.1, pp.107-112.  Epub 25-Mayo-2020. ISSN 1989-2055.

Background and objective

Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial defects that require multidisciplinary management in a long term. Cleft lip presents in Mexico in 1 of every 750 new born. According to the National Health Secretary by 2004 there were 153.038 Mexicans affected by this disease. The state of Tlaxcala reports annually 25.000 new births, which represents 33 new cases.

Our study includes activity of Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic of General Hospital of Tlaxcala and its impact on the social integration of the attended patients.


We conduct an observational, descriptive, transversal and retrospective study to review the cases registered in our clinic from 2013 to 2019.


In Tlaxcala, the average scholarship of the population over 15 years is 9.3 years of formal study, which means a little more than middle school concluded. We can observe inside the population that is followed up inside the clinic, that the scholar shipper age group is above the media, and that 100% of the patients in follow-up are integrated to the society in an successful way.


Our multidisciplinary experience, with a comprehensive approach to patients and long-term follow-up, offers a model of successful performance in countries where the incidence of cleft lip-palate is important.

Palabras clave : Cleft lip; Cleft palate; Facial malformations.

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