volume 40, issue 8, P690-693 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.12.007
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Enrico Sesenna, Marilena L. Anghinoni, Alessandra C. Modugno, Alice S. Magri

Abstract: Tessier clefts type 3 and 4 are rare. In this paper the authors report on the management of a wide Tessier 3 cleft. There is no standardized protocol or timing of the surgical procedures in this rare disfiguring condition. Generally speaking, the aim is to preserve the function of important anatomical structures (e.g., a seeing eye.) and reconstruct, as best as possible, harmonic facial features. The authors present a "step by step" solution of the malformation pointing out the limitations of the surgical proc…

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