An update on the aetiology of orofacial clefts.

@article{Wong2004AnUO,
  title={An update on the aetiology of orofacial clefts.},
  author={F K Wong and Urban Hagg},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={331-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To review recent data on the aetiology of cleft lip and palate. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE literature search (1986-2003). STUDY SELECTION Literature and data on aetiology of cleft lip and palate using the following key words: 'cleft lip', 'cleft palate', 'aetiology', and 'genetics'. DATA EXTRACTION Relevant information and data were reviewed by the authors. DATA SYNTHESIS Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common types of congenital malformation. The aetiology seems complex… CONTINUE READING