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Is there any regular screening done for cleft lips?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
The usual ultrasound studies are to verify fetal growth and gestation & will not generally provide that info.
If you have a cleft in your family and desire the info, a higher definition ultrasound could be scheduled. I know of no blood test or other type of screening that would be applicable.

In brief: Not usually
The usual ultrasound studies are to verify fetal growth and gestation & will not generally provide that info.
If you have a cleft in your family and desire the info, a higher definition ultrasound could be scheduled. I know of no blood test or other type of screening that would be applicable.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mike Bowman
Take your prenatal vitamins if you are Pregnant or considering pregnancy, this can help reduce many types of birth defects.
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Cleft lip screening
Yes, routine prenatal ultrasonography can identify a cleft lip (but not a cleft palate) as long as the baby cooperates by not covering its face.

In brief: Cleft lip screening
Yes, routine prenatal ultrasonography can identify a cleft lip (but not a cleft palate) as long as the baby cooperates by not covering its face.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not routinely unless the ultrasound is of high resolution and the area in question is visible to the technician.

In brief: No
Not routinely unless the ultrasound is of high resolution and the area in question is visible to the technician.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Yes
Prenatal ultrasound is done routinely.
And if of high quality often can pick up cleft lip defects.

In brief: Yes
Prenatal ultrasound is done routinely.
And if of high quality often can pick up cleft lip defects.
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