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An isolated bilateral pure macrostomia in a 2-year-old girl.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18812873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital macrostomia is a lateral orofacial cleft between the maxillary and mandibular components of the first branchial arch. Bilateral macrostomia is a rare entity. To date, 17 cases have been reported in the literature, with more than 50% isolated. We present a case of bilateral transverse facial cleft (macrostomia) in a 2-year-old girl. It was not associated with any other anomaly. The cleft involved only the soft tissues of the face. Hence, it was a pure macrostomia. She was the third female child of the family, with 2 elder sisters normal. Nutritional deficiency during intrauterine life and/or advanced maternal age can be causative factors. Transverse facial cleft was closed by Z-plasty incision, with good functional and aesthetic result.
Neeraj K Nathani; L M Bariar; Imran Ahmad; Mohd Aslam Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-24     Completed Date:  2009-01-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1409-10     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Macrostomia / pathology*,  surgery*
Oral Surgical Procedures / methods
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods

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