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    dysfunction and macular degeneration (which leads to blindness). Also mentioned in the report are birth defects, cleft lips and cleft palates. The cold hard facts are in, folks, and 20 million Americans haveRead more

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Cleft lip and palate

Disease

Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A cleft is a fissure or opening—a gap. It is the non-fusion of the body's natural structures that form before birth. Approximately 1 in 700 children born have a cleft...More