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What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

Embryo failure: During the embryonic stage there is a failure of closure of suture lines. ...Read more

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How invovled is cleft lift surgery?

How invovled is cleft lift surgery?

Cleft "Lip"?: Cleft lip surgery is straightforward for a trained cleft surgeon. Even the wide ones and bilateral ones take an experienced surgeon about 1-2 hours to repair. Patients usually go home the next day, although older children and adults can often go home the same day. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cleft chin or not?

How do I know if I have a cleft chin or not?

Look in the mirror: If your chin looks like Mr. Affleck's, you have a chin cleft. I hope you are happy with whatever Mother Nature gave you. People who like you for who you are like the little features about you that are distinctive. I hope you do as well. And how you carry yourself and treat others is what folks notice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long do injections to fix a cleft chin last?

How long do injections to fix a cleft chin last?

Years: longer acting materials injected deep . A product such as Sculptra consists of poly-L-lactic acid, sodium carboxymethylcellulose and mannitol which attract water and stimulates collagen production. the results are very long term and for many people permanent. ...Read more

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To what extent do you have to pay to remove a cleft chin?

Entirely cosmetic: Fees for your requested procedure vary greatly from one doctor to another, so get a few opinions. But it's considered completely cosmetic in nature. A cleft chin is not a cleft lip! ...Read more

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No one in my whole family has a cleft chin! how is it that I have one?

No one in my whole family has a cleft chin! how is it that I have one?

Because you're lucky: Nobody really understands these things. What you do need to know is that people who like you for who you are like whatever Mother Nature gave you. Ms. Lovato (photo), Mr. Affleck, Mr. Penn, Mr. Gable and dozens of other Hollywood stars have kept theirs and seem to like them. I hope you do as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is cleft chin a good or bad for thing to have?

Hoping you can tell me, is cleft chin a good or bad for thing to have?

You decide: It's a normal variant. Life's hard enough without comparing your natural gifts to others'. People who like you for who you are like the little incidentals as well. People actually notice whether you're physically fit, how you carry yourself, and how you treat others. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy anal cleft?

What causes an itchy anal cleft?

Yeast: Any area were skin meets skin tends to become moist. This can allow for our own natural surface bacteria and yeast to grow. Yeast often tend to overgrow and cause itching. I recommend keeping the area dry with powder like zeasorb (over the counter) which keeps yeast counts down. ...Read more

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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically. Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Are cleft lips/palates hereditary?

Yes: Cleft lip and palate is often hereditary, but can also appear for the first time in a family. About 40% of the time the cause of the cleft can be figured out. The rest of the time we don't know the cause. Hereditary clefting can occur frequently or infrequently in offspring. A genetics counselor with a cleft team can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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What causes a cleft palate?

What causes a cleft palate?

Cleft palate: Cleft palate can consist of the hard or soft palate. It develops due to a failure of fusion in facial development during the first trimester. There are a number factors - both genetic and environmental- that have been associated with these conditions. ...Read more

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Is there funding for cleft palate repairs?

Cleft palate: You should check with a dental school there are groups of oral surgeons and orthodontist s who specifically spend certain times to do these procedures many times they volunteer their services. ...Read more

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What is a congenital renal cleft?

Not sure: There are a few congenital renal anomalies however haven't heard of a "renal cleft." ...Read more

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Can I use collagen injections to correct cleft chin?

Can I use collagen injections to correct cleft chin?

Celft chin treatment: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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What is the best way to feed a new baby with a cleft?

What is the best way to feed a new baby with a cleft?

Special bottles: Babies with cleft palate, with or without cleft lip, have a difficult time generated a good, long suck because of the hole in the roof of the mouth. They swallow fine, it is just difficult to get the milk into their mouth. There are 3 major brands of cleft bottles that allow squeezing of the bottle to get the milk into the baby's mouth so they don't become exhausted trying to suck. ...Read more

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I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

Depends on symptoms: A rcc is a benign growth on the pituitary gland that is fluid-filled. Most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on a ct or MRI of the brain. They are more common in females. Symptoms are commonly visual or headaches. Symptomatic cysts should usually be surgically drained with an expected good outcome. ...Read more

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I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

Rathke's cleft cyst: Rathke's cleft cyst are not uncommon and and are only removed if they have become symptomatic due to size and compression of surrounding brain structures. A neurosurgeon can evaluate this for you further. ...Read more

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Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?

Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?

Cleft repair: Yes, both cleft lip and cleft palate can be repaired. The website of the cleft palate foundation ( http://www.Cleftline.Org/ ) has useful information about cleft surgery and other aspect of cleft care. ...Read more

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How frequently do cleft lips and cleft palates occur?

How frequently do cleft lips and cleft palates occur?

It depends on a lot.: Cleft lip and palate can be as high as 50% (one in two children) for people with certain genetic make up, or much lower. Caucasians have about a 1 in 1000 risk of cleft lip and or palate, Africans about 1 in 1200, some Asians as high as 1 in 300. ...Read more

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