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CLEFT LIP AND PALATEAre part of Orofacial clefts /defect anomaliescleft lip [CL]cleft lip and palate [CLP]cleft palate [CP] alonemedian, lateral [transversal], oblique facial cleftsPrevalenveare among the most common congenital anomalies. Approximately 1 case of orofacial cleft occurs in every 500-550 births.From a genetic standpoint, cleft lip with or without cleft palate is distinct from isolated cleft palate.-Cleft lip more common in males, the cleft palate in females. -Although both can occur in a single family, particularly in association with certain syndromes, this pattern is unusual. RaceThere is racial variation in the incidence of facial clefting. Among Asians, whites, and blacks, the incidence is 1.61, 0.9, and 0.31, respectively, per 1000 live births.Clinical Findings-A cleft lip may be unilateral or bilateral and complete or incomplete.- It may occur with a

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