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Volume 15/Issue 3, May 2019

Cleft palate and oral synechiae in a newborn infant

Laura Morris, Sanjeev Rath, Shri Babarao


Cleft lip or palate associated with fibrous bands, also known as oral synechiae, is rare. This report describes a newborn infant with four fibrous bands in the oral cavity, a left-sided cleft lip and a cleft of the hard and soft palate. The fibrous bands made feeding difficult and raised concerns about the baby’s airway as they prevented normal positioning of the tongue.

Morris L., Rath S., Babarao S. Cleft palate and oral synechiae in a newborn infant. Infant 2019;15(3): 114-15.
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