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If u had fetus with a cleft palate or lip what would u do?

If u had fetus with a cleft palate or lip what would u do?

Cleft lip and palate: If you have a fetus with a known cleft of the lip and / or palate you will want to get plugged in with a center that can help to evaluate for any associated conditions. These teams usually consist of specialists including geneticist, pediatrician, nutritionist, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, speech therapists, and dentists. These teams can help with education and reassurance for the family. ...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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What is a cleft lip and cleft palate?

Incomplete closure: During development of the fetus the palate and upper lip start separated from each other. During development the palate and lip come together and ultimately fuse. Rarely the palate doesn't fuse leading to a space between the two sides (cleft palate) or the lip doesn't fuse (cleft lip) or both fail to fuse (cleft lip and palate). ...Read more

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Is it common for adults to have cleft lip and cleft palate?

Rare in the U.S.: Most children born with cleft lips or palates in the U.S. Have them repaired when they are still infants. However, it is possible to see adults in some developing countries who never had the opportunity to have surgery as a child. Often they are social outcasts because of their appearance. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the diagnostic d ifference between a cleft palate and hair lip?

Lip vs palate: A cleft palate is a defect in the palate, while a cleft lip is isolated to the lip. We don't use the term hare lip anymore. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cleft palate and lip?

See below: The palate is the hard and soft portions of the roof of your mouth. Some people will only have a cleft palate or an isolated cleft lip, but most people have a cleft that involves both. ...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


Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more