TESSIER No. 7 CLEFT WITH MACROSTOMIA: CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW
Keywords:lateral facial cleft, macrostomia, Tessier no.7, surgical treatment
Craniofacial clefts are rare conditions with an incidence of 2-7 per 100,000 births. Because of the limited experience with such cases, they pose a great challenge for the head and neck reconstructive surgeon. The Tessier no. 7 cleft is the most common and is found in various clinical presentations starting from a small notch in the oral commissure to a significantly disfiguring entity, sometimes as a part of Hemifacial microsomia or Goldenhar’s Syndrome. We present a case of a young girl with a unilateral Tessier no. 7 cleft with macrostomia and bilateral facial skin tags, the surgical options, as well as the follow-up results of the repair.
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