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Growth in children with clefts: serial hand-wrist x-ray evidence.

Authors
  • Bowers, Evelyn J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2011
Volume
48
Issue
6
Pages
762–772
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1597/09-129
PMID: 21121767
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Boys and girls with cleft palate show different maturational patterns, supporting a sex influence on the etiologies of at least some of these anomalies. Boys with unilateral cleft lip and palate and bilateral cleft lip and palate have different maturational patterns, consistent with these anomalies having different sets of etiological factors. Girls with unilateral cleft lip and palate almost always have advanced skeletal ages; whereas, boys sometimes do not. These results support the need for keeping both sex and diagnostic categories separate when conducting etiological searches.

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