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J Fam Health Care. 2009;19(3):101-3.

Understanding cleft lip and palate. 1: an overview.

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West Midlands Regional Cleft Centre, Birmingham Children's Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham.


Cleft lip and/or cleft palate affects about 1:700 babies born in the UK and may occur as a single anomaly or in association with other congenital abnormalities as part of a syndrome. This article, the first in a series, provides a brief overview of the different types of cleft lip and palate and describes the organisation of regional cleft services in England and Wales.

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