Cleft Palate

Eduarda Machado

What is Cleft Palate?

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate are facial and oral malformations that occur very early in pregnancy. Cleft lip is a physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip and appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip. This separation often extends beyond the base of the nose and includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum.

Work sited

Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate." Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jun. 2015.

"Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: Causes and Treatments." WebMD. Ed. Michael Friedman. WebMD, 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.