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What are the reasons for a baby to be born with cleft lip and palate?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Multifactorial

In most cases, the cause of cleft lip and cleft palate is unknown.
These conditions cannot be prevented. Most scientists believe clefts are due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

In brief: Multifactorial

In most cases, the cause of cleft lip and cleft palate is unknown.
These conditions cannot be prevented. Most scientists believe clefts are due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and palate result from an interruption in development of the face during early gestation.
The development of the lip typically occurs between weeks 5-7 and the palate between weeks 8-12 of gestation. These can be detected with prenatal ultrasound.

In brief: Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and palate result from an interruption in development of the face during early gestation.
The development of the lip typically occurs between weeks 5-7 and the palate between weeks 8-12 of gestation. These can be detected with prenatal ultrasound.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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