A cleft lip is formed in the top of the lip as either a small gap or an indentation in the lip and may continue into the nose. If the cleft affects the palate structure of the mouth it is referred to as a cleft palate.
Born to be Cleft
Personal story of what it was like having been born with this disorder.
Children's Hospital Boston: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Describes these conditions and their causes, the associated problems, their diagnosis and treatment. Includes a video with information on prevention and treatment.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Explains the causes and treatment of these conditions and the effect they have on a child's life.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Wikipedia article on these conditions, their prevalence among different ethnic groups, their causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Common Congenital Disorders: Cleft Lip
From the Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Associates site, this provides basic cleft lip and palate information, along with before and after pictures.
Emily was born with cleft lip and palate on April 15, 2004. This site chronicles Emily's treatment, recovery and day to day progress with specifics on using a nasoalveolar molding device prior to surgery.
Final Operations (Cleft Lip/Palate)
John B. Mulliken, M.D. discusses final operations related to teeth, lip scars and nose, for teenagers with cleft lip/palate.
Living with Cleft Lip and Palate
One woman's journey to adulthood with cleft lip and palate. Contains support and information links as well as a forum for discussion with others who are faced with clefts.
Registered Canadian charity that oversees volunteer medical teams providing free reconstructive surgery to children in underdeveloped countries with cleft lip, palate and burn scars
An international charity that provides surgery to those in need, as well as providing training to doctors in the region. Includes news, photograph gallery, and project details.
The Transformation of a Child Born with a Cleft Lip
Extensive photo gallery provided by Stella King. Includes comments from viewers.
Transforming Faces Worldwide
A charity supporting cleft lip and palate management around the world.
This article addresses the indications and remedies for velopharyngeal insufficiency in cleft-affected patients.
Last update:October 14, 2015 at 9:24:07 UTC