Cleft lip and cleft palate, which can also occur together as cleft
lip and palate are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity
caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. This type of
deformity is sometimes referred to as a cleft. A cleft is a sub-division
in the body's natural structure, regularly formed before birth. A cleft
lip or palate can be successfully treated with surgery soon after birth.
Cleft lips or palates occur in somewhere between one in 600-800 births.
Check out this video on a girls treatment of cleft palate.
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