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(Cleft lip and cleft palate)
Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one side (unilateral cleft lip and/or palate), or on both sides (bilateral cleft lip and/or palate).
Detection of Cleft Lip: Ultrasound
Unilateral (R) complete cleft lip and palate
Bilateral incomplete cleft lip
Clinical Features of Typical Clefts: CL, CLP, CP
a. Extra-oral examination
b. Intra-oral examination
8 weeks old; complete left cleft lip and palate with collapsed left nasal alar base
Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafting
Timing: 6-9 years old
Serial occlusal radiographs of the cleft area of a child from the grafted group. A. after orthopedic arch alignment prior to bone grafting; B. immediately after insertion of bone graft; C. & D. slow progressive resorption of the bone graft. Arrow points to the alveolar cleft and the bone grafted area.