Cleft-lip sentence example
Why are babies born with a cleft lip or cleft lip or cleft palate?
Q. What can be done to prevent cleft lip?
Why are babies born with a cleft lip or cleft palate?
You note that Lily has a unilateral cleft lip and palate but is otherwise well.
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Structural abnormalities such as cleft lip and cleft palate can be corrected through surgery.
The baby may also have a cleft lip or cleft palate.
A cleft lip and/or palate is a birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth.
A cleft lip creates an opening in the upper lip between the mouth and nose and a cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth has not joined completely.
A cleft lip may be complete, meaning that there is complete separation in one or both sides of the lip extending up and into the nose, or it may be incomplete, in which case there is only a notch in the fleshy portion of the lip.Advertisement
The incomplete cleft lip results in less facial distortion because the connected parts of muscle and tissue have a stabilizing effect.
Over 5,000 infants are born each year in the United States with a cleft lip or palate (about one in every 700 births).
Cleft palate without cleft lip is fifth most common, and it affects roughly twice as many girls as boys.
Up to 13 percent of infants with cleft lip or palate have other birth defects.
Families with a history of cleft lip or palate or any other syndrome or condition associated with clefting should discuss the chances of recurrence with a genetic counselor.Advertisement
A cleft lip and/or palate can be repaired with corrective surgery, performed in a hospital under general anesthesia.
Surgical repair of a cleft lip is carried out at about three to four months of age.
Infants with cleft lip or cleft soft palate generally have few feeding problems.
Both cleft lip and cleft palate are treatable birth defects.
Parents of a newborn baby with a cleft lip or palate are often confused and afraid of the impact the defect will have on their child's life.Advertisement
Educating adults and children about cleft lip and palate is the best way to relieve others' anxiety about the defect and lessen any negative psychological effects that bad reactions might have on the child.
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