Genetic counselling and genetics of cleft lip and cleft palate.

@article{Habib1978GeneticCA,
  title={Genetic counselling and genetics of cleft lip and cleft palate.},
  author={Zakaria Habib},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  year={1978},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={441-7}
}
  • Zakaria Habib
  • Published 1978 in Obstetrical & gynecological survey
Modern neonatal care and advanced plastic surgical correction have led to the survival of most newborns with oral clefts. These children are likely to reproduce. A slight increase in the incidence of oral clefts may be expected in the future. The genetics of cleft lip and cleft palate is reviewed. The inheritance is usually multifactorial. With normal parents the risk of having a first affected child with cleft lip is about one per thousand, the risk of having a second affected child 4 per cent… CONTINUE READING