What is it?
It is the condition where a gap or a cleft is seen in the roof of your mouth (cleft lip) or your lip (cleft palate). The severity may defer and the cleft can be as small as involving only a part of the palate or as big as passing through the whole palate, lip and even nose. The condition can be identified as soon as a child is born.
The condition can also be associated with a syndromic disease. Children face a lot or problems like difficulty in swallowing, difficulty In speech, mental retardation, nutrition defects, teeth abnormalities and more. The condition’s treatment required a multidisciplinary approach from doctors of pediatric, surgical, dental, ENT, and other specializations.