Cleft Palate 1

Definition: A failure of fusion of the developmental processes of the maxilla.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Anterior maxilla.

Edge: Well-defined.

Shape: Linear.

Internal: Radiolucent.

Other: Pantomograph will show a discontinuity of the floor of the nasal cavity with a vertical radiolucent area inferior to this.

Number: Single (unilateral) or multiple (bilateral).

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Cleft Palate – bilateral pantomograph

cleft palate bilateral pantomographOcclusal radiograph

cleft palate bilateral occlusal

Intraoral Radiographs

bilateral cleft palate intraoral radiographs

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