If a child has a cleft lip and palate, treatment will be divided into several surgeries. The first surgery corrects the cleft lip, whereas the second surgery repairs the cleft palate. Other surgeries may be required as well, depending on the severity of the condition. Read more: How many surgeries does it take to fix a cleft palate? Article
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Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip
Cleft palate and cleft lip are facial and oral defects that occur early in pregnancy. A cleft lip is a split of the two sides of the upper lip, and a cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth. Cleft lip the fourth most common birth defect in the U.S. Repair of a cleft palate or cleft lip may require multiple surgeries.
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