Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Macrostomia: a report of three cases.
Ann Plast Surg. 2011 Apr; 66(4):354-6.AP

Abstract

Transverse facial clefts (macrostomia) are rare disorders that result when the embryonic mandibular and maxillary processes of the first branchial arch fail to fuse properly to form the corners of the mouth. Macrostomia may be seen alone or in association with other anomalies. It may be unilateral, extending along a line from the commissure to the tragus. It is usually partial, but rarely complete. Transverse facial clefts are more common in males, and commoner on the left when unilateral. We report on 3 patients with macrostomia managed in our unit. There were 2 girls with a bilateral transverse facial cleft and a boy with a left unilateral transverse facial cleft. All had a 3 layered repair of their clefts with Z-plasty repair of the skin. The longest duration of follow-up was 2 weeks. Strict adherence to the principles of surgical reconstruction is advised in the repair of macrostomia to prevent a poor treatment outcome.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21301310

Citation

Sowande, Oludayo A., et al. "Macrostomia: a Report of Three Cases." Annals of Plastic Surgery, vol. 66, no. 4, 2011, pp. 354-6.
Sowande OA, Anyanwu LJ, Ademuyiwa AO, et al. Macrostomia: a report of three cases. Ann Plast Surg. 2011;66(4):354-6.
Sowande, O. A., Anyanwu, L. J., Ademuyiwa, A. O., Talabi, A. O., & Adejuyigbe, O. (2011). Macrostomia: a report of three cases. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 66(4), 354-6. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181e6cfc1
Sowande OA, et al. Macrostomia: a Report of Three Cases. Ann Plast Surg. 2011;66(4):354-6. PubMed PMID: 21301310.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Macrostomia: a report of three cases. AU - Sowande,Oludayo A, AU - Anyanwu,Lofty-John C, AU - Ademuyiwa,Adesoji O, AU - Talabi,Ademola O, AU - Adejuyigbe,Olusanya, PY - 2011/2/9/entrez PY - 2011/2/9/pubmed PY - 2011/7/22/medline SP - 354 EP - 6 JF - Annals of plastic surgery JO - Ann Plast Surg VL - 66 IS - 4 N2 - Transverse facial clefts (macrostomia) are rare disorders that result when the embryonic mandibular and maxillary processes of the first branchial arch fail to fuse properly to form the corners of the mouth. Macrostomia may be seen alone or in association with other anomalies. It may be unilateral, extending along a line from the commissure to the tragus. It is usually partial, but rarely complete. Transverse facial clefts are more common in males, and commoner on the left when unilateral. We report on 3 patients with macrostomia managed in our unit. There were 2 girls with a bilateral transverse facial cleft and a boy with a left unilateral transverse facial cleft. All had a 3 layered repair of their clefts with Z-plasty repair of the skin. The longest duration of follow-up was 2 weeks. Strict adherence to the principles of surgical reconstruction is advised in the repair of macrostomia to prevent a poor treatment outcome. SN - 1536-3708 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21301310/Macrostomia:_a_report_of_three_cases_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181e6cfc1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -