cleft

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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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Oral clefting involving upper lip and or palate presents a challenge for the treating cleft care team members to restore esthetics and function.
Craniofacial clefting. In: Lin KY, Ogle RC, Jane JA, editors.
Clefting is a common birth defect that occurs very early in pregnancy.
Oral clefting is affected by gender, geographic location, nationality, nutritional and periconceptional consumption of folic acid.
The transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) gene is a well-studied candidate gene for oral clefting. TGFA is expressed during craniofacial development in the medial edge epithelium of the palatal shelves.
(2008) A qualitative description of receiving a diagnosis of clefting in the prenatal or postnatal period.
Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation.
Clefting of the secondary palate only includes all structures posterior to the incisive foramen.
Clinically, the presenting signs appear along a wide spectrum, ranging from a simple cleft of the soft tissue to an extreme defect associated with clefting of the mandible and/or sternum and a possible loss of other midline structures, such as portions of the hyoid bone.