Tessier 30 Median Mandibular Hard and Soft Tissue Cleft, One-Stage Reconstruction Using a Template-Guided Resorbable “U”-Shaped Plate

Tom W.M. Walker, Nazanin Ahmadi-Lari*, Annie Pellatt, Alistair R.M. Cobb

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Midline clefts of the lower lip, tongue, and mandible are a rare type of facial cleft classified as “Tessier 30.” We present the case of a female patient with an isolated Tessier 30 facial cleft affecting the tongue, lower lip, and mandibular symphysis with ankyloglossia. This was reconstructed with a template-guided resorbable “U”-shaped plate at 10 months of age. The procedure was carried out in one stage, which avoided the need for a repeat general anesthetic for the patient. We had a successful outcome with normal dental eruption and we believe such an approach could be considered as a relevant treatment modality for future cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1252
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume56
Issue number9
Early online date10 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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Keywords

  • craniofacial growth
  • dental health
  • mandible
  • pediatrics
  • surgical technique

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