Evidence for cleft palate as a postfusion phenomenon.

  • Hisayo Kitamura
  • Published 1991 in
    The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official…


Some clefts of the lip and palate appear to result from the rupture after fusion has occurred. This possibility is suggested by (1) epithelial remnants found in the palatal shelves, (2) regenerating epithelium found in the palatal clefts of human fetuses older than 13 weeks, (3) immature epithelium visible on the margin of the cleft, (4) nasopalatine ducts… (More)


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