Cleft lip with or without cleft palate is the most common craniofacial anomaly detected on routine prenatal screening ultrasound. At CHOP, prenatal assessment of facial clefts is done in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.
Coordinators in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Plastic Surgery nurse coordinator at CHOP partner to address many of the fears associated with this prenatal finding, and prepare families for caring for their child after delivery.
Having a congenital appearance difference may present a variety of challenges for children and their families. Our dedicated psychosocial support services team is here to help you navigate challenges and maximize well-being.