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Does a cleft lip or cleft palate cause problems for a child?

Does a cleft lip or cleft palate cause problems for a child?

Feeding, then speech: Cleft lip is usually just an appearance issue, but cleft palate can result in early problems feeding, and later with speech. Other problems with teeth, etc can also arise. ...Read more

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Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more


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What is the difference between having a cleft lip and a cleft palate?

Location, location: A cleft palate is just that, a clefting isolated to the palate. A cleft lip is isolated to the lip. People can have one or the other or both. ...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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What do you suggest if my son had a cleft lip/cleft palate repair?

What do you suggest if my son had a cleft lip/cleft palate repair?

Rehabilitation: involves the action of a multidisciplinary team like pediatrician, ENT, Orthodontist, plastic surgeon,psychologist and related specialties. ...Read more

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Can someone have a complete cleft palate and not have any cleft lip?

Cleft palate: Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur individually or as a combined birth defect. Early surgical intervention can be done to fix either or both problems. Your local dental society or state dental association should be able to help you find a surgeon to repair the defect. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son just had a cleft palate surgery repair. cleft lip repair and nose?

Cleft palate surgery: Follow the post op instructions given by the surgeon. Ask them all of your questions. They are the best one to help you and your son thru this healing period. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son just had a cleft palate surgery repair. cleft lip repair and nose. How can I help them heal?

My son just had a cleft palate surgery repair. cleft lip repair and nose. How can I help them heal?

Listen to staff: Cleft surgery is common and highly successful. You surgical team will provide you with necessary instructions to allow your son to heal well and recover from this operation. The staff of surgeon and hospital will monitor him throughout the process. Ask if there are any support groups you may talk to or email for further help. Good luck. ...Read more

Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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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