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Diseases » Cleft palate » Summary
 

What is Cleft palate?

What is Cleft palate?

  • Cleft palate: Birth defect of lip and mouth.
  • Cleft palate: Congenital fissure of the soft and/or hard palate, due to faulty fusion.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Cleft palate: a congenital fissure of the hard palate.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cleft palate as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Cleft palate: Introduction

Types of Cleft palate:

Broader types of Cleft palate:

How many people get Cleft palate?

Incidence (annual) of Cleft palate: about 1 in 700 births
Incidence Rate of Cleft palate: approx 1 in 47,600 or 0.00% or 5,714 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Cleft palate?

Complications of Cleft palate: see complications of Cleft palate

What causes Cleft palate?

Causes of Cleft palate: see causes of Cleft palate
Risk factors for Cleft palate: see risk factors for Cleft palate

What are the symptoms of Cleft palate?

Symptoms of Cleft palate: see symptoms of Cleft palate

Complications of Cleft palate: see complications of Cleft palate

Can anyone else get Cleft palate?

More information: see contagiousness of Cleft palate
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cleft palate

Cleft palate: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cleft palate.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Cleft palate: see treatments for Cleft palate
Research for Cleft palate: see research for Cleft palate

Society issues for Cleft palate


Hospitalization statistics for Cleft palate: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Cleft palate:

  • 0.011% (1,350) of hospital consultant episodes were for cleft palate in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for cleft palate required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for cleft palate were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for cleft palate were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Cleft palate:

Organs and body systems related to Cleft palate include:

Name and Aliases of Cleft palate

Main name of condition: Cleft palate

Class of Condition for Cleft palate: congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Cleft palate:

Cleft Lip, hare lip

Cleft palate: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cleft palate:

 

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