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How is cleft lip and palate treated?

Various surgical techniques are used to correct cleft lip and palate. However, there is no consensus about the timing, technique, or protocol of the repair. Surgery for cleft lip is usually performed around 3 to 6 months of age and cleft palate at 9 to 12 months of age. Cosmetic procedures may also be necessary as the child matures.

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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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