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An isolated bilateral pure macrostomia in a 2-year-old girl.
J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Sep; 19(5):1409-10.JC

Abstract

Congenital macrostomia is a lateral orofacial cleft between the maxillary and mandibular components of the first branchial arch. Bilateral macrostomia is a rare entity. To date, 17 cases have been reported in the literature, with more than 50% isolated. We present a case of bilateral transverse facial cleft (macrostomia) in a 2-year-old girl. It was not associated with any other anomaly. The cleft involved only the soft tissues of the face. Hence, it was a pure macrostomia. She was the third female child of the family, with 2 elder sisters normal. Nutritional deficiency during intrauterine life and/or advanced maternal age can be causative factors. Transverse facial cleft was closed by Z-plasty incision, with good functional and aesthetic result.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. drneerajmch@yahoo.co.inNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18812873

Citation

Nathani, Neeraj K., et al. "An Isolated Bilateral Pure Macrostomia in a 2-year-old Girl." The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 19, no. 5, 2008, pp. 1409-10.
Nathani NK, Bariar LM, Ahmad I, et al. An isolated bilateral pure macrostomia in a 2-year-old girl. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19(5):1409-10.
Nathani, N. K., Bariar, L. M., Ahmad, I., & Khan, M. A. (2008). An isolated bilateral pure macrostomia in a 2-year-old girl. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 19(5), 1409-10. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181843241
Nathani NK, et al. An Isolated Bilateral Pure Macrostomia in a 2-year-old Girl. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19(5):1409-10. PubMed PMID: 18812873.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An isolated bilateral pure macrostomia in a 2-year-old girl. AU - Nathani,Neeraj K, AU - Bariar,L M, AU - Ahmad,Imran, AU - Khan,Mohd Aslam, PY - 2008/9/25/pubmed PY - 2009/1/17/medline PY - 2008/9/25/entrez SP - 1409 EP - 10 JF - The Journal of craniofacial surgery JO - J Craniofac Surg VL - 19 IS - 5 N2 - Congenital macrostomia is a lateral orofacial cleft between the maxillary and mandibular components of the first branchial arch. Bilateral macrostomia is a rare entity. To date, 17 cases have been reported in the literature, with more than 50% isolated. We present a case of bilateral transverse facial cleft (macrostomia) in a 2-year-old girl. It was not associated with any other anomaly. The cleft involved only the soft tissues of the face. Hence, it was a pure macrostomia. She was the third female child of the family, with 2 elder sisters normal. Nutritional deficiency during intrauterine life and/or advanced maternal age can be causative factors. Transverse facial cleft was closed by Z-plasty incision, with good functional and aesthetic result. SN - 1536-3732 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18812873/An_isolated_bilateral_pure_macrostomia_in_a_2_year_old_girl_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181843241 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -