Cleft lip and cleft palate closure in 13 month-old female with epidermolysis bullosa


ÖZGÜR F. F. , Sonmez E., Tuncbilek G.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.16, no.5, pp.843-847, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.scs.0000168768.40862.c5
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.843-847

Abstract

Skin blistering and fragility are hallmarks of the rare hereditary disease called Epidemolysis Bullosa, affecting mainly the skin but also all mucocutaneous layers and sometimes the aero-digestive tract. Orofacial clefts are among the most common structural birth defects in humans, seen about 2 cases per 1000 births. This case report illustrates the closure of cleft lip and cleft palate in 13 month female with epidermolysis bullosa.