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What is the of logan bar to cleft lip repair?

What is the of logan bar to cleft lip repair?

Protective: Logan bar protects the lip from repair, many plastic surgeons no longer use it. In fact, with over 30 yearsof cleft experience, I don't think I have ever seen it used. ...Read more

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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What is a cleft lip?

A cleft in the lip: Cleft lip is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A cleft of a tissue/groove is usually seen on the upper front lip. Often doctors will look for other deformities like a cleft palate. Such a deformity is treated easily with a good medical team. ...Read more

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How bad is cleft lip?

Easily treatable: Cleft lip is a birth defect in which the upper lip has an opening that may or may not communicate with the nose. It is usually treated by 3 months at age with remarkably good results. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have a cleft lip?

No: Cleft lip is not painful. It is normal for that baby! Sometimes the lip edges get a bit dried out, and the gums also, but this doesn't cause pain. ...Read more

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What does possible cleft lip look like?

Cleft lip: Google the word "cleft lip" and then hit the "image" button at the top for photos. ...Read more

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What causes children to get a cleft lip or plate?

What causes children to get a cleft lip or plate?

Different causes: Some cases of cleft lip and palate may be hereditary. Other cases may be spontaneous without any family history. If there is a history of cleft lip or palate in your family then you may want to consult with a genetic counsellor. ...Read more

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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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Would my baby have a cleft lip/pallet if I had one?

Would my baby have a cleft lip/pallet if I had one?

10%: If you have a cleft palate, there is a 14% chance that your baby will have one. However, if you have a syndrome in which there is a cleft palate the incidence may increase. ...Read more

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What kinds of problems can my baby with a cleft lip have?

What kinds of problems can my baby with a cleft lip have?

No physical problems: Most infants with cleft lip only (the palate, or roof of the mouth is properly formed)have no physical problems. They can usually breast nurse, if mother wishes, or use a wide variety of stnadard commercial bottles and nipples. However, about 15% of cleft lip onlu children will ahve speech and/or hearing probles. Therefore they are followed by the cleft lip/palate team until 3-4 years of age. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cleft lip and a harelip?

None.: "cleft lip" is the more commonly used term today, but they refer to the same condition. ...Read more

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Is there actually a difference between a cleft lip and a harelip?

No, but not PC: Hare lip is an old and outdated term for cleft lip. ...Read more

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That's not a cleft lip, that's a harelip." what is the difference?

Same thing.: Hare lip is the old fashioned term for cleft lip. It is named after rabbits (hare) who all have a cleft lip. It is a term we try not to use any more because of the negative associations many people have with the term. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any syndromes associated with cleft lip/pallet?

Few and Many: Isolated cleft lip is rarely associated with a syndrome. However there are over 250 syndromes associated with cleft palate. ...Read more

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Supposing someone has a cleft lip. What are the chances their child will have one too?

Depends: If there is an isolate cleft lip without palate - between 4-10%. If there is a palate associated, risks increase from 10-50% depending if the is a syndrome associated. ...Read more

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And what changes for another for a couple who have already had a child with a cleft lip?

And what changes for another for a couple who have already had a child with a cleft lip?

That depends: I guess you mean what are the chances of another child with a cleft lip. That depends on whether one or both parents have a cleft lip. Roughly it can be as low as 4% to as high as 20%. Surgery to correct a cleft lip can be quite successful, but stressful on the family. Please consult with a geneticist to find out the reality of your exact situation. All the best to you. ...Read more

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What is a cleft lip or palate?

Opening lip/palate: Cleft lip is an opening in the skin and muscle of the upper lip and is a birth defect. Cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth. It can be partial or complete. You can have cleft lip or palate with or without the other. ...Read more

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What is a cleft lip and palate is?

Birth defect: A cleft is a birth defect that occurs when the tissues of the lip and/or palate of the fetus do not fuse very early in pregnancy. A cleft lip, sometimes referred to as a harelip, is an opening in the upper lip that can extend into the base of the nostril. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth. ...Read more

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How do cleft lip and palate develop?

How do cleft lip and palate develop?

Failure of fusion: There are essentially three layers in the developing embryo and it is felt that failure of the middle layer to advance and fuse in the face (from the frontonasal process of the bronchial arches) maybe responsible. While socioeconomic factors and nutrition play a role, genetic factors are also contributory. ...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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Does one inherit cleft lip and palate?

Yes: The cause for cleft lip/palate is both genetic and/or environmental factor. It is prevalent in native americans and asian. ...Read more

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Is having a cleft lip and palate common?

Common birth defect: Cleft lip (cl) and palate (CP) are among the most common of all congenital deformity. The incicence is rising due to environmental teratogens, lower neonatal mortality, increased marriage and child bearing among cleft patients. They are most common in american indian (3.7/1000), japanese (2.7/1000), chinese (2/1000), caucasian (1.7/1000), black (.4/1000). Cl more common in male, CP more in female. ...Read more

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What can you do for cleft lip and palate?

What can you do for cleft lip and palate?

Surgical repair: These defects are responsive ti a staged repair. Often the first work is done in early infancy to close the front defect in the lip & assist feeding. Palate repair can sometimes be delayed until the child is older & can better tolerate the work. ...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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Who really discovered cleft lip and palate?

Ancient: Cleft lip and palate has been seen for thousands of years ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a cleft lip and palate?

What can I do to fix a cleft lip and palate?

Surgery: You will need to see a surgeon and have surgery completed to fix this. ...Read more

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How involved is the surgery for a cleft lip?

How involved is the surgery for a cleft lip?

Depends on the type: Bilateral cleft lip is usually more complicated than single sided clefting. In the hands of and experienced surgeon, the surgery could take from 30 mins to 2-3 hours. Most children stay 1 night in the hospital. ...Read more

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Is it possible to kiss if I have a cleft lip?

Of course: Yes, for sure. But if it isn't fixed, you are never too old to have this fixed or revised. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is cleft lip a serious condition?

Not really: While it requires surgery to correct, it is not as serious as say some heart defects in that it is usually not life-threatening. Of course if it is you or your loved one who suffers from this condition, you don't think lightly of it! ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cleft lip and palate?

Cleft li/palate: Cleft lip and cleft palate are not a disease. They are birth defects where the process of the face and mouth coming together early in the pregnancy has not been completed. ...Read more

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Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Sort of: Cleft lip is a birth defect, and is always present at birth. It cannot develop later. Not all people are able to get their cleft lip repaired as babies, and so we often repair cleft lips at whatever age the patient comes in. This is commonly done even in adults in developing nations. ...Read more

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Any chance of passing on a cleft lip and palate?

Yes: Yes there is a genetic component and risk albeit low. Discuss with a genetics counselor. ...Read more

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How successful is repair of a cleft lip and palate?

Very Successful: Cleft lip and palate surgeries have produced some very successful functional and esthetic results. The type of cleft, timing of surgery, skill of the surgeon, technique and materials used, are factors that can influence the surgical outcome. ...Read more

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Chances of another child with cleft lip and palate?

Chances of another child with cleft lip and palate?

Depends on linkage: Cleft lip & palate are influenced by several genes & not passed as dominant or recessive traits. The chance of having a second child with a cl&p s quoted as ~4% while the chances of a cl&p parent having an affected child is ~6%. ...Read more

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What is a simple definition of cleft lip and palate?

See below: Cleft lip and palate is a failure of the upper lip and roof of mouth to fuse together during envelopment in the mother's womb. When the child is born, the upper lip and palate will have a split that results in a hole between the mouth and the nose. ...Read more

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Any else got cleft lip and palate from family member?

Yes: Some forms of cleft lip and palate are inheritable but many patients do not have a family history. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cleft lip and palate?

What is the difference between a cleft lip and palate?

Related but separate: A cleft, in general, refers to the incomplete or complete fusion of tissue during embryo development. A cleft lip refers to the incomplete or complete fusion of the upper lip skin and muscle, whereas the palate is the hard and soft tissue at the roof of the mouth. These structures are separate but can be associated with each other. ...Read more

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When to do my baby's 1st cleft lip & palet operation?

When to do my baby's 1st cleft lip & palet operation?

Surgeries order: Cleft lip repair - between 1 and 4 months of age.
Cleft palate repair - between 5 and 15 months of age.
Follow-up surgeries -between age 2 and late teen years. These surgeries can result in significant improvement in your child's appearance, and quality of life. Ask your pediatrician for more information. ...Read more

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Cleft Palate (Definition)

Also called palatoschisis, it is 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 ...Read more


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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more