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Tessier 2 nasal cleft: reconstruction with a resorbable sheet

  • Kurt-W. Bütow
    Affiliations
    Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic, Department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Hanlie Engelbrecht
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria, PO Box 1266, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Tel.: +27 82 888 5616; fax: +27 86 688 8158.
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    Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic, Department of Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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      Craniofacial clefts are rare facial deformities that may present in any configuration. The most commonly used clinical classification is that by Tessier, who categorised craniofacial clefts according to their anatomical site.
      • Tessier P.
      Anatomical classification of facial, cranio-facial and latero-facial clefts.
      A partial nasal Tessier 2 cleft is extremely rare.
      • Kannan R.
      • John R.
      • Elangovan R.
      Isolated cleft of alar rim.
      By definition it may involve the maxillary alveolus in the region of the central and lateral incisor, the lip, and the lateral middle third of the rim of the nostril, and then extend through to the nasal bone and the frontal process of the maxilla, including the medial end of the eyebrow. The cleft may even reach the cranium as a Tessier 2 cleft.
      • Bhattacharya S.
      • Bhatnagar S.K.
      • Pant M.C.
      • et al.
      Tessier number two cleft.

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