Clefts of the lip and the palate are the most common facial anomaly and one of the most frequent congenital anomalies, with a prevalence of about 1 in 700 newborns.

In the majority of patients the cleft is not associated with other anomalies, but it can also be part of a syndrome, associating other problems.

The management of cleft lip and palate requires a multidisciplinary team, who will follow the patient from birth, or even prenatally, in case of diagnosis during the pregnancy, to adulthood.