Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hairlip Incidence

Facts about a cleft palate:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate occur in approximately 1 out of every 700 births.
  • It is the fourth most common birth defect in the US.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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