Serial Presurgical Orthopedics for Eye Repositioning and Optimization of Soft-Tissue Repair in an Infant With Tessier No. 4 Cleft

Esenlik E. , AYDIN M. A. , Spolyar J. L.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, vol.53, no.4, pp.481-490, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1597/15-031
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-490


Objective: A male patient with Tessier No. 4 cleft (unilateral left) presented at 20 days of age. The cleft defect beginning between the cupid bow and oral commissure extended to the ipsilateral orbital floor, skirting the nose and lacrimal duct while passing through the cheek medial to the infraorbital nerve. With the lesser segment disposed 16 mm transversely, the wide gap included an absence of orbital floor and lower eyelid. A deficient midfacial platform caused a severe inferior globe dystopia, superiorly displaced left ala base, and severe vertical shortening between ala-canthus and ala-globe.