Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:373–374 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0539-0 LE TT ER TO T H E E DITOR A. Joshi · G. Chimanchode · M. Jagannathan Congenital midline cervical web causing neck contracture as an isolated deformity Received: 6 March 2003 / Accepted: 28 May 2003 / Published online: 12 November 2003 Springer-Verlag 2003 Keywords Congenital · Cervical web · Facial cleft 30 functional deficit. Although the deformity was present since birth, she did not seek any treatment. The patient did not complain about the aesthetic deformity either, and Dear Sir, was referred by the obstetrician during her second delivery. On examination, there was a vertical midline The case of a 29-year-old woman with a congenital neck fibrous scar overlying a thick midline subcutaneous contracture in the form of a midline cervical web as an fibrous cord causing minimal flexion contracture, appear- isolated clinical entity is presented. This condition in ing as a midline cervical web. The skin adjacent to this isolation is a rare deformity, which is otherwise known to band on either side was normal with no contracture bands be one of the features of no. 30 cleft described by Tessier. underneath (Fig. 1, Fig. 2). The mandible
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2003
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