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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Key Points about Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft lip is a split in the lip, while cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth.

  • Cleft lip and palate happen when there is a problem during fetal development.
  • Genes and environmental factors during pregnancy are involved, but the cause is not completely understood.
  • Surgery is the treatment for both cleft lip and palate.
  • The main concern for a baby with cleft palate is good nutritional care.
  • What are cleft lip and cleft palate?
  • What causes cleft lip and palate in a child?
  • What are the symptoms of cleft lip and cleft palate?
  • How are cleft lip and palate diagnosed?
  • How are cleft lip and palate treated?
  • What are the complications of cleft lip and palate?
  • What can I do to prevent cleft lip and cleft palate?
  • How can I enhance nutritional care for my baby with cleft lip and palate?