Deformity of the upper lip that may include a discontinuity of vermilion, skin, muscle, and mucosa as well as the underlying gingiva and bone
May be unilateral or bilateral
Prenatal exposure to alcohol, cigarettes, phenytoin, and isotretinoin
Family history of cleft lip or cleft palate
Speech problems in 1st-degree relative
Incomplete or comple...
Prone positioning if the tongue is causing airway obstruction
Plastic surgery and ENT consultation if airway obstruction persists
Fisher DM, Sommerlad BC. Cleft lip, cleft palate, and velopharyngeal insufficiency. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;128(4):342e–360e. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
Heinrich A, Prof...
749.2 Cleft palate with cleft lip, unspecified
749.1 Cleft lip, unspecified
749 Cleft palate, unspecified
749.21 Cleft palate with cleft lip, unilateral, complete
749.02 Cleft palate, unilateral...
Q: Will there be a scar?
A: All cleft lip repairs will leave some type of permanent scar, with potential asymmetry that may benefit from later additional lip scar revision or additional nasal surge...
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