Cleft lip

Cleft lip

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Consequence of a lack of "sticking" of the buds of the face at the beginning of the 2nd month of pregnancy. The cleft of the upper lip can sit on one or both sides, be isolated or be in continuity with a cleft of the palate.
Today, his diagnosis is made before birth with ultrasound.
Restorative surgery for this anomaly requires two strokes. Towards one month: reconstruction of the lip and the middle region of the nose. Around twelve months: repair of the cleft palate.

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