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J Pak Med Assoc. 2014; 64(6): 703-704


Congenital alveolar synechiae with cleft palate

Omer Salahuddin, Kanwal Yousaf, Mamoon Rashid, Shumaila Yousaf, Uzair Ahmed Qazi, Ishtiaq-ur-Rehman.

Abstract
Congential maxillomandibular fusion or jaw adhesions is
a rare entity. It is often associated with other congenital
anomalies like cleft palate and is characterized by
restricted mouth opening. This unusual presentation of
congenital alveolar synechiae is highlighted in a 15 days
old baby boy. Under inhalational anaesthesia his fibrocartilagenous
adhesions were excised and endotracheal
tube was then placed. Good recovery without any residual
scars or adhesions and a 25 mm mouth opening was
achieved.

Key words: Cleft palate, Alveolar synechiae, congenital fusim.



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