Nibia began treatment in 2008. She was initially brought for treatment by a congregation of nuns. This congregation paid for her initial treatment. However, they were unable to continue treatment and she was sent back to her home, 300 km from the treatment centre. The patient’s parents work as labourers on a tea plantation. They […]
Pretreatment Smitha, aged 4 months, was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate. She was treated at St. John’s Medical College and Hospital by Dr. Vijay Joseph. Lip correction surgery was performed when she was 8 months. They came at the age of 4 months to the S.t.Johns Medical College and Hospital . At the […]
Lavanya was married at the age of 15 years and gave birth a year later. The baby was born with unilateral cleft lip and palate. Lavanya with her baby and mother Unaware of treatment possibilities, they did not seek help in the first month. After the first month they heard of a treatment facility for cleft lip […]
Stalin was part of a road traffic accident. He was hit by a motor bike. His family could not afford treatment. Stalin’s mother is a domestic worker and his father is a carpenter. The monthly income of the family is approximately INR 10,000/- Pretreatment Stalin with his parents Clinical treatment included fabrication of a splint […]
15 year old Poornima reported to us with the deficits after initial correction of cleft lip and palate as a child she had Orthodontic treatment, maxillary advancements followed by lip and nasal surgeries for improvement of aesthetics and function of speech.