Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Harelip

Synonym(s): Hare lip

Contributor(s): MarkThompson

Introduction

  • Failure of fusion of primary palate, uni- or bilateral.
  • May be associated with cleft palate Cleft lip and palate.
  • Treatment: surgical correction at 10-12 weeks.
  • Prognosis: surgery often successful.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Genetic, stress, teratogens.

Pathophysiology

  • Failure of fusion of primary palate (premaxilla, cartilaginous septum, lip) during gestation.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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