How To Detect A Cleft Lip In A Fetus?
Hello doctor, r nSay dewi rosmawati, I live in Bekasi Timur, r nI want to ask, can you see the cleft lip in babies from the ultrasound?
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Cleft lip or cleft lip is one of the most common birth defects found in babies. This disorder is an abnormality that can be detected using ultrasound. Cleft lip can be detected starting from the 13th week of gestation and the accuracy of the diagnosis increases as gestational age increases. 3D ultrasound is proven to be more effective in diagnosing cleft lip compared to 2-dimensional ultrasound.
Abnormalities that can accompany cleft lip, namely cleft palate, are more difficult to detect on ultrasound and usually become visible only after the baby is born.
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