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Paramedian mandibular cleft: revisiting the tessier classification.
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PMID:  22337459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Mandibular clefts are extremely rare, with less than 100 cases reported in the literature. Almost universally, these isolated cases of lower facial clefting have been noted to occur through the midline of the lip and/or mandible. The defect can vary, ranging from mild notching of the lower lip or mandibular alveolus to complete mandibular cleavage. The authors present a rare case of a paramedian mandibular cleft in a patient who also had Goldenhar syndrome and Tessier number 2/12 cleft. With its presentation, the authors revisit the Tessier classification of craniofacial clefts and the embryogenesis of lower facial clefts.
Neil Tanna; Derrick C Wan; Adam D Perry; Henry K Kawamoto; James P Bradley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e38-40     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
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