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CONGENITAL MEDIAN CLEFT OF THE CHIN

CONGENITAL MEDIAN CLEFT OF THE CHIN This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Clefts of the upper lip and of the hard and soft palates are so common as to be almost routine in any large surgical clinic. Medial clefts of the chin, however, are extremely rare. No mention is made of these in most of the standard textbooks of surgery. The case reported in this paper is one that came under the care of the State Crippled Children's Service, University Hospitals, Columbia, Mo. A child 3 days old was admitted who had a complete cleft of the lower lip and mandible extending almost down to the cricoid cartilage, with a bifid tongue as a complicating feature. Etiologically, median clefts of the lower lip represent arrested development due to failure of union of the two inferior portions of the first branchial arch. The clefts may be simple, involving only a portion of the lip, or may extend completely down the midline to include http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

CONGENITAL MEDIAN CLEFT OF THE CHIN

Archives of Surgery , Volume 31 (5) – Nov 1, 1935

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1935 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180170138010
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Clefts of the upper lip and of the hard and soft palates are so common as to be almost routine in any large surgical clinic. Medial clefts of the chin, however, are extremely rare. No mention is made of these in most of the standard textbooks of surgery. The case reported in this paper is one that came under the care of the State Crippled Children's Service, University Hospitals, Columbia, Mo. A child 3 days old was admitted who had a complete cleft of the lower lip and mandible extending almost down to the cricoid cartilage, with a bifid tongue as a complicating feature. Etiologically, median clefts of the lower lip represent arrested development due to failure of union of the two inferior portions of the first branchial arch. The clefts may be simple, involving only a portion of the lip, or may extend completely down the midline to include

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1935

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