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schiwei 12-28-2010 12:36 PM

Anterior versus Posterior Cleft Palate
 
Do the anterior cleft palates also involve the nasal septum like the posterior nasal septum? I'm just trying to get an understanding how they are named. Thanks so much in advance!

StepTaker 12-28-2010 03:39 PM

Trying to explain
 
The anterior cleft palate is associated with cleft lip and definitely it does not involve the nasal septum.
They usually call it Primary Cleft Palate (not anterior).
The Primary Cleft Palate is caused by failure of fusion of the Medial Nasal Prominence (later on called Intermaxillary segment or Primary Palate or Philtrum or later on soft palate) with the Maxillary Prominence.





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