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Should Haemoglobin be Considered a Criterion for Case Selection in Palatoplasty? - A Prospective Study Report | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Should Haemoglobin be Considered a Criterion for Case Selection in Palatoplasty? - A Prospective Study Report

Author(s): Pratiksha Shetty, Nikhil S Shetty, Anil Kumar Desai

Abstract

Aim: The study aimed to ???d a correlation between the haemoglobin (Hb) and packed cell volume (PCV) levels during the pre and post Palatoplasty in patients with cleft palate and the ??stu?? occurrence after the Palatoplasty surgery. Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 50 patients with unilateral cleft lip, alveolus and palate (UCLAP) bilateral cleft lip, alveolus and palate (BCLAP), isolated cleft palate (CP) who reported to the Craniofacial unit for Palatoplasty. Hb & PCV levels evaluated pre and post Palatoplasty were correlated with the occurrence of post-surgical ??stu??? Results: The patients with ??stu?? present (FP) and ??stu?? absent (FA) after Palatoplasty were compared with respect to preoperative and post-operative Hb. The pre-op p-value=0.5944 & post-op p-value=0.8010 through t-test. The pre-operative and post-operative Hb was compared to the FP and FA groups by paired t-test, FP group p-value=0.7013 & FA group pvalue=0.0923. Both showed no s??????c??t difference. A Similar result was found with respect to PCV values and ??stu?? occurrence. Conclusion: No s??????c??t correlation was found between Hb & PCV levels and post-surgical ??stu?? occurrence. Also, literature doesn’t show evidence of anaesthetic complications secondary to low Hb levels. Hence, deferring the surgery based on Hb and PCV levels should be reconsidered

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