Cleft lip:
Cleft lip can occur with or without cleft palate. The incidence is 1:600 births. This incidence is highest amongst Asians due to unknown reason. If it is associated with cleft palate there is recurrent aspirations and chocking can occur, often the child fails to thrive. Special teats are available for cleft palate to feed the child, often orthodontic appliance are needed. Surgical closure of lip is usually performed by 2 months of age.