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How is cleft lip and palate diagnosed?

Sometimes cleft lip and palate is noticed before birth during ultrasound, but the sensitivity is low so it is commonly only noticed after birth during physical examination of the newborn.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 12 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pectus excavatum


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