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What causes a cleft palate?
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Cleft palate
Cleft palate can consist of the hard or soft palate.
It develops due to a failure of fusion in facial development during the first trimester. There are a number factors - both genetic and environmental- that have been associated with these conditions.

In brief: Cleft palate
Cleft palate can consist of the hard or soft palate.
It develops due to a failure of fusion in facial development during the first trimester. There are a number factors - both genetic and environmental- that have been associated with these conditions.
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
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In brief: Multifactorial
Cleft lip/palate may be an isolated deformities or may be a part of a syndrome.
Nonsyndrome cleft are said to be multifactorial in origin such as genetic predisposition, environmental factors especially at the time of embryonic development (alcohol, maternal illess, smoking, and the use of drug such as phenytoin). Cleft lip could occur with or without cleft palate.

In brief: Multifactorial
Cleft lip/palate may be an isolated deformities or may be a part of a syndrome.
Nonsyndrome cleft are said to be multifactorial in origin such as genetic predisposition, environmental factors especially at the time of embryonic development (alcohol, maternal illess, smoking, and the use of drug such as phenytoin). Cleft lip could occur with or without cleft palate.
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