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A 4-month-old boy is brought to the office by his ...

Maxillary and medial nasal prominences

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submitted by aesalmon(40),

FA pg. 607 - failure of fusion of the maxillary and merged medial nasal processes (formation of primary palate)

meningitis  I think Cleft palate could also be due to failure of fusion of lateral and medial nasal prominences.. but since the baby had lip involvement and the lateral nasals can be seen, I went with failure of Maxillary and medial nasal fusion. Someone correct me if im wrong. +1  
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can someone please explain this question. i thought the patient is actually having cleft lip and palate, but why is the correct answer addressing only the cleft lip.