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Cleft Lip and Palate

  • By: John Michael Quinn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital deformities that occur in the womb. Cleft lip is an abnormal fissure during development that fails to close the lip and leaves an opening or openings at birth. Cleft palate is a fissure or ...

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