Tessier classification of facial clefts

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An anatomical classification first described by Dr Paul Tessier in 1976, which classifies the location of facial, craniofacial, and laterofacial clefts, using the orbit as the primary structure for reference. Fifteen locations for clefts are differentiated.

http://www.cleftline.org/docs/tessierinfo.pdf Detailed information on Tessier clefts on the Cleft Palate Foundation website.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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