cleft

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Clefting results when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area, and the tissue that is available does not join properly together.
According to ethnicity, the incidence rate for oral clefting was 0.
The TGFA gene seems to have a small but important role in clefting, especially when associated with environmental factors.
Two years later, a mild tether had formed superiorly and some clefting had persisted in the central mandible.
Use of US birth certificate data to estimate the risk of maternal cigarette smoking for oral clefting.
The investigators examined the association between maternal body mass index and orofacial clefting in almost 1 million infants born in Sweden from 1992 to 2001.
The risk for orofacial clefting among these infants was significantly higher (odds ratio 1.