Bilateral Craniofacial Cleft (Tessier Type 4): Case Report and Oculoplastic Reconstruction

Harinder S. Chahal, Narine Viruni, Rooshil Patel, A. Tyrone Glover

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Bilateral Tessier type 4 craniofacial clefts are extremely rare and disfiguring malformations with vision-threatening ramifications. To date, there is no consensus in the literature with respect to the ideal surgical technique and management of these patients. Emergent eyelid reconstruction and additional procedures may be required to protect the cornea and avoid further ophthalmic and surgical complications. We present our experience and challenges of managing a case of bilateral Tessier type 4 clefting with an emphasis on oculoplastic considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1313-1317
Number of pages5
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • craniofacial morphology
  • midfacial growth
  • palatal development
  • surgical complications
  • surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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