Orofacial Clefts: Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Management


  • Ebru Tarım
  • Cantekin İskender

Received Date: 20.06.2010 Accepted Date: 19.08.2010 Turk J Orthod 2011;24(2):139-149

Orofacial clefts are among the most common congenital malformations which have significant consequences in terms of long term morbidity and health care costs. The overall prevalence of orofacial clefts is estimated to be 9.92 per 10000 births. This review outlines some aspects of etiopathogenesis, prenatal diagnosis and management of the condition.

Keywords: CLP, Prenatal diagnosis, Ultrasonography