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cleft

1. a fissure or crevice
2. (of leaves) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
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Characteristic Nonsmokers Smokers All Infants 602 287 Sex Female 252 132 Male 350 155 Facial cleft status Control 347 126 Cleft lip with or without 160 113 cleft palate Cleft palate only 95 48 Gestational age (weeks) 38.
Rey-Bell and Honlfeld (2004) evaluated the specialised counselling received by parents after the prenatal diagnosis of an oral facial cleft and documented common parental reactions at the time of diagnosis included guilt, anxiety, fear and sadness.
The antenatal group for families expecting a child with a facial cleft has become part of the routine care the NWNW Cleft Network provides.
Other anomalies that can be detected at 18 but not 14 weeks include those of the neural tube, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys, as well as facial cleft, agenesis of the corpus callosum, hydrocephalus, fetal tumors, and limb and skeletal abnormalities.
Of note, the fetuses with trisomy 18 also had abdominal wall defects and facial cleft that raised the suspicion of a chromosomal abnormality.
There are various types of facial clefts, but the most common involves the upper lip and palate.
He was born with one of the world's rarest facial deformities which compromises of a cleft palate and bilateral facial clefts.
Two-thirds of infants with facial clefts do not have any family history of the condition, and research has implicated a variety of environmental exposures, according to Dr.