A case of complex facial clefts treated with staged-tissue expansion

Koichi Ueda, Yuka Shigemura, Takashi Nuri, Hiroyuki Iwanaga, Takaya Seno

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Summary: Craniofacial clefts involve all soft tissue and skeletal elements throughout the cleft. Usefulness of tissue expansion in craniofacial clefts is reported. Surgery for a complex type of facial clefts is more difficult and more extensive than for a simple one. We experienced a primary case of complex facial clefts (Tessier No. 2 and 12 on the right and 3, 11, and 5 on the left). Soft-tissue closure of all clefts could be completed by using 4 tissue expanders and 7 operations. Because multiple tissue deficiencies and abnormalities exist in craniofacial clefts, especially complex type, a planned, staged, sequential approach by tissue expansion is necessary to produce ideal results.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere264
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume2
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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A case of complex facial clefts treated with staged-tissue expansion. / Ueda, Koichi; Shigemura, Yuka; Nuri, Takashi; Iwanaga, Hiroyuki; Seno, Takaya.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, Vol. 2, No. 12, e264, 01.01.2014.

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Ueda, Koichi ; Shigemura, Yuka ; Nuri, Takashi ; Iwanaga, Hiroyuki ; Seno, Takaya. / A case of complex facial clefts treated with staged-tissue expansion. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 2014 ; Vol. 2, No. 12.
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