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Please help! what is the difference between a cleft palate and a cleft lip?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Palate vs Lip

A cleft lip is an opening in the lip whereas a cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth.

In brief: Palate vs Lip

A cleft lip is an opening in the lip whereas a cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Lip vs palate

A cleft lip is a cleft in the lip, unilateral or bilateraly.
A cleft palate is a cleft of the palate - it may be in the front, left right or bilateral. Or in the back - either of the bone of the palate of the bone and soft tissue.

In brief: Lip vs palate

A cleft lip is a cleft in the lip, unilateral or bilateraly.
A cleft palate is a cleft of the palate - it may be in the front, left right or bilateral. Or in the back - either of the bone of the palate of the bone and soft tissue.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Talk to your Pediatrician for referral to Cleft Team, often centered at children's hospitals.
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