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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Cleft Lip (Overview)

A lip that has a congental cleft.


Dr. Daniel Sampson
361 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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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Cleft Palate (Definition)

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 through the entire ...Read more