A case of congenital midline sinus of the upper lip

A case of congenital midline sinus of the upper lip Congenital midline sinus of the upper lip is a rare disease; a search of world literature revealed that only 32 cases have been reported. A case of a 41-year-old man with a frequently recurring congenital sinus at the columellar base is presented. There are several hypotheses on the etiology of this condition: A defect of fusion of the facial process in utero, a failure of downgrowth of the nasofrontal process, excessive furrowing of the philtrum, and the formation of a false nasal cavity. The location of the orifice in previously reported sinuses has been examined and is discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A case of congenital midline sinus of the upper lip

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002389900069
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Abstract

Congenital midline sinus of the upper lip is a rare disease; a search of world literature revealed that only 32 cases have been reported. A case of a 41-year-old man with a frequently recurring congenital sinus at the columellar base is presented. There are several hypotheses on the etiology of this condition: A defect of fusion of the facial process in utero, a failure of downgrowth of the nasofrontal process, excessive furrowing of the philtrum, and the formation of a false nasal cavity. The location of the orifice in previously reported sinuses has been examined and is discussed.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 17, 2000

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