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What is cleft lip and palate?

A cleft lip and palate is a congenital condition, in which part of a baby's mouth is not joined up during fetal development, resulting in a split or open space (cleft) in the lip or palate.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 12 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Pectus excavatum


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