Cleft Lip

What Is A Cleft Lip?

Cleft lip occurs when the lip of the mouth does not fuse completely during the first trimester of pregnancy.

The size of the cleft lip can range from a small notch in the upper lip to an opening that extends to the base of the nostrils. The cleft lip can occur on one side, which is called unilateral cleft lip, or on both sides, which is called bilateral cleft lip.

Our craniofacial team includes internationally renowned surgeons and 18 clinical specialists, all who are dedicated to helping families with children affected by head and neck birth defects. Our goal is to provide your child with the best possible comprehensive treatment by using the latest technology and time-honored, heart-felt care.





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Yale Craniofacial Program
Pediatric Specialty Center
New Haven, CT 06510

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