Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate

  • Harold Chen
Living reference work entry


Cleft lip or palate (CL/CP) is the most common craniofacial malformation with an estimated incidence from approximately 1 in 700 to 1 in 1,000 live births among Caucasians (Carinci et al. 2000). CL/CP may occur as an isolated finding or may be found in association with other congenital malformations.


Palatal Shelf Affected Parent Orofacial Clefting Secondary Palate Stickler Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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