Cleft lip/palate

What is Cleft lip/palate?

Cleft lip and palate is a fissure type embryopathy extending across the upper lip, nasal base, alveolar ridge and the hard and soft palate.

Other condition names

  • Alveolar cleft lip and palate
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Cleft lip-alveolus-palate syndrome
  • FLP

Inheritance type



  • Europe: 1-5 in 10,000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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