Lower Lip Cleft

Lip Lower Cleft

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Note what signs you see.

I (S. Kalynka, M.D.) see in the midline of the lower lip a groove or fissure-like suggestive of a cleft or perhaps a strong lip frenulum. Otherwise, the proportions of the nose and upper lip are unremarkable. See more about this patient.

PERSPECTIVE: Midline clefts of the lower lip are very rare and range from minimal to severe including associations of the sternum and other anomalies. In this instance, there were three pregnancies, one of which produced the patient, another an infant with a fatal heart malformation and the third, the mother terminated the pregnancy because of fear of having a malformed infant. See the rest of images of this patient.

KEYWORDS: LIP  LOWER  GAP  CLEFT  MIDLINE GROOVE FISSURE FRENULUM

 

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