Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 22, No. 3, 2012, pp. 425-427
Bioline Code: pe12077
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2012, pp. 425-427
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Treatment of Bilateral Macrostomia (Lateral Lip Cleft): Case Report|
Khaleghnejad-Tabari, Ahmad; Salem, Katayoun & Ghajar, Masoud Fallahinejad
Background: Macrostomia as a rare facial deformity is classified among facial clefts. It originates from failure
in union of maxillary and mandibular prominences of first brachial arch during 7th embryonic week.
Case Presentation: We report a case of bilateral macrostomia (bilateral lip cleft) in a female newborn as a
sole entity without other skeletal and facial deformities. The cleft was repaired by a simple linear triangular
flap using extra oral landmarks to locate lip commissures. Patient was followed through a six-month period.
Acceptable results were gained in mouth appearance as well functional aspects.
Conclusion: Commissural repair through a linear flap can result in minimal visible scar with satisfying results
in both esthetics and functional aspects.
Cleft Lip; Macrostomia; Maxillofacial Abnormalities; Congenital Structural Deformity
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