Two cases of Tessier number 2 cleft

Takuya Fujimoto*, Keisuke Imai, Akira Yamada, Takeru Nomachi, Noriyuki Morimoto

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We encountered two cases of facial cleft that fit the anatomic description for the rare Tessier no. 2 type cleft. One patient had another two clefts: a no. 1 cleft on the nostril rim and a no. 13 cleft extending to the cranium as a no. 1 cleft. The other patient presented a no. 12 cleft corresponding to the cranial extension of a no. 2 cleft of the face. In these two patients, the clinical expressions were different, but both showed a deformity on the nostril rim. Thus, an auricular cartilage graft for the nasal deformity was performed in both cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Fujimoto, T., Imai, K., Yamada, A., Nomachi, T., & Morimoto, N. (2006). Two cases of Tessier number 2 cleft. Japanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 49(1), 67-73.