Tip 13: cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip with/without cleft palate is diagnosed antenatally in 70% of cases.

So, the rest are diagnosed on routine neonatal examination – don’t just palpate – look!

They should all be referred to a regional service.

External links: CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association)

Previously published: 15/10/13, 26/08/14

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