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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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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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I am looking for information for cleft lip and palate repair.Can anyone help me?

I am looking for information for cleft lip and palate repair.Can anyone help me?

ACP-CPF: The american cleft palate-craniofacial foundation has an excellent web site with information about these disorders (http://www.Acpa-cpf.Org). Also, if there is a university hospital close to you, check there. These are usually handled through multispecialty clinics that bring a number of disciplines together to manage these patients. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had one child with clieft lip. What is the chance of having another cleft lip and palate?

I had one child with clieft lip. What is the chance of having another cleft lip and palate?

Reference quotes 4%: If you haven't done so already it is often helpful to parents to explore the risks associated with pregnancy with their dr or a genetic counselor. The frequency of some unexpected outcome in any pregnancy approaches 4%. A detailed look at the family tree on both sides may help u . Your risk in a 2nd pregnancy would push your risk of a surprise higher than that 4% but the CP risk would stay at 4%. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cleft lip and palate, im a women if that helps, what's the chance that my child will have it too?

Hard to say: Genetics play a role in cleft lip and palate formation. Even though the cleft lip and palate can run in families the genetic cause cannot always be identified. Currant research is looking at genes known to play a role in cranio-facial development. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cleft lip and palate and it's makes me feel so self conscious!?

Contact ACPA : The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. You may contact them for the referral near you. Here is the link: http://www.acpa-cpf.org/who_we_are/ Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is a cleft lip/palate ?

Depends.: Different ethnic groups have different rates. Caucasians about 1 in 1000, black africans about 1 in 600, certain asians as high as 1 in 250. Some families have high rates. ...Read more

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How do teenagers deal with cleft lip/palate?

A team approach: You will need support groups, great parents, teachers and a solid medical team. ...Read more

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Who made our baby develop a cleft lip/palate?

Sporadic event: Clcp defects occur sporadically in the population. The cause is unknown but there are a complex series of genes involved. A clcp parent has a 4% risk of a second child with the defect, & 2 clcp parents have about 8% risk of a child with a defect. Most occur in families with no history of prior defects. ...Read more

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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