Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2000  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 87--9

Bilateral Tessier no. 4 facial cleft with left eye anophthalmos : a case report.


SM Kale, VK Pakhmode 
 Dept. of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur

Correspondence Address:
S M Kale
Dept. of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur

Craniofacial clefts are very rare and manifest in a variety of patterns. Tessier classified these clefts in 1973 and numbered them 0 to 14. Tessier No. 4 Facial cleft is a rare variant of craniofacial cleft. Not more than 50 cases are reported in world literature, amongst which only 5 cases are true bilateral in nature. However, combinations of two different variants are not very uncommon. A case of male Indian child aged 4 years with a true bilateral Tessier No. 4 Facial cleft is reported. He also had anophthalmos of the left eye. This is probably the first case in which true bilateral Tessier No. 4 Facial cleft with anophthalmos of one eye is noticed.


How to cite this article:
Kale S M, Pakhmode V K. Bilateral Tessier no. 4 facial cleft with left eye anophthalmos : a case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2000;18:87-9


How to cite this URL:
Kale S M, Pakhmode V K. Bilateral Tessier no. 4 facial cleft with left eye anophthalmos : a case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Oct 28 ];18:87-9
Available from: https://www.jisppd.com/article.asp?issn=0970-4388;year=2000;volume=18;issue=3;spage=87;epage=9;aulast=Kale;type=0