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Bilateral Transverse Facial Cleft as an Isolated and Asyndromic Deformity

SS Ahmed, Afshan Bey, SH Hashmi, Shaista Parveen, Alirza Ghassemi

Citation Information : Ahmed S, Bey A, Hashmi S, Parveen S, Ghassemi A. Bilateral Transverse Facial Cleft as an Isolated and Asyndromic Deformity. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2010; 3 (2):101-104.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1062

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Congenital macrostomia or transverse facial cleft is a rare congenital craniofacial anomaly, which affects the esthetics and functions of oral cavity. It is usually associated with deformities of other structures developed from the first and second branchial arches. Bilateral transverse cleft, occurring alone is uncommon. Since the deformity is rare, its treatment has not been commonly described in the literature. We report a case of congenital bilateral macrostomia as an isolated, asyndromic deformity to add one more case in the literature and surgical technique has been discussed here.

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