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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Cleft Lip (Overview)

A lip that has a congental cleft.


Dr. Daniel Sampson
362 doctors shared insights

Cleft Lip (Overview)

A lip that has a congental cleft.


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How can I get help to pay for child with cleft lip?

How can I get help to pay for child with cleft lip?

Operation Smile Info: Our U.S. Care network referral service is available to families in the United States, so they may find the help they need for their children. For an operation smile representative who can provide guidance, call 888-677-6453 or 757-321-7645. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat cleft lip?

How do integrative doctors treat cleft lip?

Integrative TEAM: A single doctor is integrated into a team. Cleft lips generally don't require much integration. Once repaired, a cleft lip usually has few long term sequelae other than the scars from the repair. A cleft palate (with or without cleft lip) requires a team approach which often involves facial plastic surgeons, ent's, speech pathologist, and other specialists based on other needs of the patient. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cleft lip or palate?

What is the best treatment for cleft lip or palate?

Surgical repair: While there are other options other than surgery like obturators, surgery is by far the best option in children. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a cleft lip and palate/deveated septum?

Repair: Surgical repair can address all three - cleft lip and septum first, then the cleft palate at a later stage. Children with cleft lip & palate may need minor revisionary surgery (especially of the nose and septum) later in life, followed by a formal rhinoplasty (nose job) for final "touch-ups" once their faces have matured - around 16/17 years old. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a cure for cleft lip/cleft palate?

I need to know if there is a cure for cleft lip/cleft palate?

Surgery: Surgery will close up the clefts. See an oral surgeon or a plastic surgeon for treatment discussions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of cleft lip through facial surgery?

Is it possible to get rid of cleft lip through facial surgery?

Absolutely: The treatment for cleft lip is surgical repair. I would recommend finding a trained cleft surgeon (facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon) near you that is trained and experienced in this complex and artistic procedure. They will be able to counsel you appropriately about the repair options based on the type or cleft. ...Read more

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Are there any long term adulthood effects after getting a cleft lip or palate repaired?

Cleft lip and palate: Ideally, once a cleft lip or palate is repaired, there will be normal growth and speech development. However, there are inherent risks with surgery for cleft lip and palate. The biggest of these risks lies with cleft palate surgery, where an opening in the palate may recur leading to a nasal voice and passage of liquids between the nasal and oral cavity. Treatment requires further surgery. ...Read more

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Is a cleft lip/palate a genetic condition?

Is a cleft lip/palate a genetic condition?

It can be: We often classify patients with cleft lip and palate as having syndromic or non-syndromic conditions. Syndromic clp typically will have some genetic basis. It is important for a child with clp to be treated by a multi-disciplinary team which would include a geneticist that can help sort out this question for an individual child. ...Read more

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Does one inherit cleft lip and palate?

Does one inherit cleft lip and palate?

Yes: The cause for cleft lip/palate is both genetic and/or environmental factor. It is prevalent in native americans and asian. ...Read more

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What is a cleft lip?

A cleft in the lip: Cleft lip is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A cleft of a tissue/groove is usually seen on the upper front lip. Often doctors will look for other deformities like a cleft palate. Such a deformity is treated easily with a good medical team. ...Read more

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How bad is cleft lip?

Easily treatable: Cleft lip is a birth defect in which the upper lip has an opening that may or may not communicate with the nose. It is usually treated by 3 months at age with remarkably good results. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have a cleft lip?

No: Cleft lip is not painful. It is normal for that baby! sometimes the lip edges get a bit dried out, and the gums also, but this doesn't cause pain. ...Read more

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What does possible cleft lip look like?

Cleft lip: Google the word "cleft lip" and then hit the "image" button at the top for photos. ...Read more

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What causes children to get a cleft lip or plate?

Different causes: Some cases of cleft lip and palate may be hereditary. Other cases may be spontaneous without any family history. If there is a history of cleft lip or palate in your family then you may want to consult with a genetic counsellor. ...Read more

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How can I get help to pay for child with cleft lip?

Operation Smile Info: Our U.S. Care network referral service is available to families in the United States, so they may find the help they need for their children. For an operation smile representative who can provide guidance, call 888-677-6453 or 757-321-7645. ...Read more

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Would my baby have a cleft lip/pallet if i had one?

Would my baby have a cleft lip/pallet if i had one?

10%: If you have a cleft palate, there is a 14% chance that your baby will have one. However, if you have a syndrome in which there is a cleft palate the incidence may increase. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Cleft Palate (Definition)

Also called palatoschisis, it is a congenital fissure in the roof of the mouth, resulting from incomplete fusion of the palate during embryonic development. It may involve only the uvula or extend ...Read more