Tessier No. 3 and No. 4 clefts: Sequential treatment in infancy by pre-surgical orthopedic skeletal contraction, comprehensive reconstruction, and novel surgical lengthening of the ala base-canthal distance.

@article{Spolyar2015TessierN3,
  title={Tessier No. 3 and No. 4 clefts: Sequential treatment in infancy by pre-surgical orthopedic skeletal contraction, comprehensive reconstruction, and novel surgical lengthening of the ala base-canthal distance.},
  author={John Spolyar and Mark Hnatiuk and Kenneth W. Shaheen and Jennifer K Mertz and Lawrence F Handler and Ravinder Jarial and Juan C. Rold{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={1261-8}
}
BACKGROUND Repair of facial clefts implies wide tissue mobilization with multi-stage surgical treatment. Authors propose pre-surgical orthopedic correction for naso-oro-ocular clefts and a novel surgical option for Tessier No. 3 cleft. METHODS Two male infants, a Tessier No. 3 cleft (age 7 months) and another Tessier No. 4 (age 3 months), were treated… CONTINUE READING