Three patients with an oblique facial cleft are described. One patient displayed ring constriction, lymphoedema, distal pseudosyndactyly and an occipital encephalocele to which an amniotic band was attached at birth. Therefore, it was obvious that the oblique facial cleft was accompanied by an amnion rupture sequence. These signs were not apparent in the other patients. However, one of the other patients demonstrated various anomalies, amongst which syndactyly on the right foot, scoliosis, microcephaly, microphthalmia and corneal opacity suggested that the patient may have been affected by the amnion rupture sequence, except for polydactyly on the left foot, cleft hand and vertebra plana.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery