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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228-232
Etiopathogenesis of orofacial clefting revisited


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India

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Sudeendra Prabhu
Department of Oral Pathology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.99074

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The cleft anomaly may be more ancient than the man himself. It is one of the most common developmental malformations reported in the literature. There are number of intriguing theories regarding its etiopathogenesis, each of which has some evidence in its favor. This review highlights all the genetic and environmental etiologic factors and focuses on its pathogenesis.


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