Incidencia de labio leporino y paladar hendido en la Maternidad del Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile y en las maternidades chilenas participantes en el Estudio Colaborativo Latino Americano de Malformaciones Congénitas (ECLAMC) período 1991-1999
Hubner G,María Eugenia
Background: ECLAMC is a registry, aimed to assess the incidence of congenital malformations, that started in 1967 and Chile incorporated to it in 1969. Aim: To report the incidence of cleft lip/palate, updated to 1999 in the University of Chile Maternity Hospital and other Chilean hospitals participating in the ECLAMC. Patients and methods: A review of the ECLAMC database that registers all births or stillbirths of more than 500 g. Results: The incidence of orofacial cleft, at the University of Chile Maternity Hospital, in the period 1991-1999 was 17.8 per 10000 (12.6 for cleft lip and 5.2 for cleft palate). The incidence in the rest of participating hospitals was 12.04 and 4.6 respectively. Males had a higher incidence of cleft lip and 80% of children with cleft palate, had other malformations, most of them as part of a syndrome (13 and 18 trisomy, holoproscencephalia, Pierre Robin, Apert en EE syndromes, anencephaly etc). In three of 12 children with cleft lip but without cleft palate, there was a relative with the same malformation. Conclusions: It is proposed that both entities, cleft lip with or without cleft palate and cleft palate without cleft lip, are two etiopathogenically different conditions (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 285-93).