Cleft lip-palate: cleft lip-palate is a disease caused by the defect of the structures in the face area of the baby due to various reasons in the mother’s womb. It is also known as Rabbit lips among the people. They are very concerned when they have a child with cleft lip-palate that they have never encountered in family circles. That’s a pretty good concern. However, early diagnosis of the diagnosis in pregnancy reduces concerns and makes the treatment process easier to spend.
The cleft lip-palate appears individually or together with a very large variation. It has a 46% lip and Palate Association. In the cleft lip, the single side appears 9 times more than the double side. White race also appears at an average 1000 births.
Both environmental and genetic factors play a role in the development of lip and palate. During pregnancy phenytoin, retinoic acid, the use of the flag play a role in the development of a certain extent. In isolated cleft palate, there is a syndrome of 40% and 15% in cleft palate-lip cases.
The treatment and follow-up of cleft lip and palate patients should be followed by a coordinated team. In this team, Plastic Surgeon, Pediatrician nutrition/dietitian, dentist, ear nose throat specialist, psychologist and social services specialist should be.
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