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So diagnostically you can see in utero or when the baby is still inside the womb, if there is a cleft lip or palate in a large percentage of patients. You can check for genetic disorders that are involved within that as well. If the baby is born with a cleft lip or palate, you do need to do other testing. Mainly the first test that people would do is to go and look at the heart in different ways to make sure that there are no anomalies with the heart. There are different types of syndromes such as Velo-Cardio-facial syndrome, or other ones. I can name probably 20 that you do need to check for to make sure that there are no other anomalies with the patient.

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