Cleft and Craniofacial Center

We perform holistic care by integrating the functions of various departments and divisions.

Cheilognathopalatoschisis is a congenital disease characterized by a cleft of the jaw, with an incidence of 1 in 400 to 600 people in Japan. A variety of treatment starts immediately after the child’s birth, and a team approach is indispensable for the treatment, involving the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Prosthetic Dentistry, and Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, as well as the Speech Rehabilitation Clinic. Hiroshima University Hospital established the Cleft and Craniofacial Center in October 2016 to provide more enhanced medical service based on the current system wherein experts of different fields coordinate closely for treatment of cheilognathopalatoschisis.

We will provide long-term, ongoing support.

Treatment of cheilognathopalatoschisis often takes a long time. Even when a patient has to move to a different area, we will collaborate with the major centers or medical institutions of various regions to allow the patient to safely continue the treatment.