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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 596569, 3 pages
Case Report

Tessier No. 3 Incomplete Cleft Reconstruction with Alar Transposition and Irregular Z-Plasty

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, İstanbul Medical Faculty, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey

Received 20 November 2010; Accepted 18 April 2011

Academic Editor: Adriaan O. Grobbelaar

Copyright © 2011 Orhan Çizmeci and Samet Vasfi Kuvat. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Facial clefts are extremely rare congenital deformities and there are only a few technique reports for surgical reconstruction of clefts in the literature. In this article, we report a Tessier no. 3 incomplete cleft reconstruction with alar transposition and irregular Z-plasty in a 2-year old female patient.