Three cases of oblique facial cleft

K. Mishima, T. Sugahara, Y. Mori, M. Sakuda

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Three patients with an oblique facial cleft are described. One patient displayed ring constriction, lymphoedema, distal pseudosyndactyly and an occipital encephalocele to which an amniotic band was attached at birth. Therefore, it was obvious that the oblique facial cleft was accompanied by an amnion rupture sequence. These signs were not apparent in the other patients. However, one of the other patients demonstrated various anomalies, amongst which syndactyly on the right foot, scoliosis, microcephaly, microphthalmia and corneal opacity suggested that the patient may have been affected by the amnion rupture sequence, except for polydactyly on the left foot, cleft hand and vertebra plana.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-377
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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