About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Multifactorial Birth Defects - A Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate

Font : A-A+

A Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the two most common abnormalities of the face and palate. It is an opening in the midline of upper lip and/or palate. Both the conditions often tend to occur together. However, they are two different abnormalities. Clinical features include disfigurement of the face, speech difficulties and problems associated with swallowing. It can usually be corrected by surgery. 

Advertisement

They are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is not possible to pinpoint an exact cause, as it is a multifactorial disorder. Of late, much importance is being given to genetic causes. More than 200 different syndromes are characterized by the condition. It is therefore very important to diagnose the condition properly and determine the other associated causes.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2014, April 05). Multifactorial Birth Defects - A Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate. Medindia. Retrieved on May 21, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/multifactorialbirthdefects_lipandpalate.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Multifactorial Birth Defects - A Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate". Medindia. May 21, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/multifactorialbirthdefects_lipandpalate.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Multifactorial Birth Defects - A Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/multifactorialbirthdefects_lipandpalate.htm. (accessed May 21, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Multifactorial Birth Defects - A Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate. Medindia, viewed May 21, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/multifactorialbirthdefects_lipandpalate.htm.


Do you wish to consult a Pediatrician for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Udaya Sree Chennuru
Dr. Udaya Sree Chennuru
MBBS, MD
10 years experience
Udaya sree, Hyderabad
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Nithishwar Kota
Dr. Nithishwar Kota
MBBS
2 years experience
Nithish clinic , Ariyur
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

ArunKarthick

Does it related to hereditary.....?

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    What's New on Medindia
    Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
    Black Water: Benefits and Uses
    World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Find a Hospital Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Sanatogen Find a Doctor Blood Pressure Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Blood Donation - Recipients Vent Forte (Theophylline) Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Daily Calorie Requirements

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE