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Cleft palate picture

.Cleft palate and cleft lip are birth abnormalities of the mouth and palate. These abnormalities affect about one in every 750 births and are more common among Asians and certain groups of American Indians than among Caucasians. They occur less frequently among African-Americans. Cleft palate and cleft picture occur early in pregnancy when the sides of the palate and the roof of the mouth do not fuse together as they should. A child can have cleft palate, cleft picture or both. Cleft palate and cleft picture together are more common in boys. It also is important to know that most babies born with a cleft otherwise are healthy with no other birth defects.

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Here is an interesting video about a girl with cleft palate and the treatment she recieved.


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