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Is a cleft lip/palate a genetic condition?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

We often classify patients with cleft lip and palate as having syndromic or non-syndromic conditions.
Syndromic clp typically will have some genetic basis. It is important for a child with clp to be treated by a multi-disciplinary team which would include a geneticist that can help sort out this question for an individual child.

In brief: It can be

We often classify patients with cleft lip and palate as having syndromic or non-syndromic conditions.
Syndromic clp typically will have some genetic basis. It is important for a child with clp to be treated by a multi-disciplinary team which would include a geneticist that can help sort out this question for an individual child.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

This is a developmental condition resulting from the lack of fusion of the palate, lip or bone supporting the teeth during gestation.

In brief: Yes

This is a developmental condition resulting from the lack of fusion of the palate, lip or bone supporting the teeth during gestation.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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