Fabrication of feeding plate to an infant with Pierre-Robin syndrome: a case report

Authors

  • Bhargavi Challagondla Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa
  • Papala Sesha Reddy Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa
  • Soundarya Kurakalva Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa. 

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37983/IJDM.2021.3105

Keywords:

Cleft-lip, Feeding plate, Pierre-Robin Syndrome, Cleft Palate

Abstract

Cleft lip and palate is a congenital deformity associated with maxillary sagittal and transverse discrepancies. Feeding is an immediate concern in children born with a cleft as it delays their normal growth. A feeding plate is essential for proper nutrition, and it has a role in craniofacial development and decreases the incidence of otitis media and nasopharyngeal infections. This case report describes a single visit technique for fabrication of feeding prosthesis for a 5- day old new-born infant with cleft lip and palate. The prosthesis helps in reducing the flow of food into the nasopharynx, thus decreasing the incidence of Otis media and oro-nasopharyngeal infections.

Author Biographies

Bhargavi Challagondla, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa

Postgraduate student, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa.

Papala Sesha Reddy, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa

Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa. 

Soundarya Kurakalva, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa. 

Postgraduate student, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa. 

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2021-02-22

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