Frontonasal and fibrous dysplasia in a patient with unilateral cleft lip and palate

William M. Weathers, Erik M. Wolfswinkel, Steven B. Albright, Larry H. Hollier, Edward P. Buchanan

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Frontonasal dysplasia is a rare entity. It has characteristic physical deformities: hypertelorism, broad nasal root, median facial cleft of the upper lip or palate, clefting of the nasal alae, poorly formed nasal tip, cranium bifidum occultum, and a widow’s peak hairline. Fibrous dysplasia is a benign bone tumor in which normal bone is replaced by fibrous, poorly formed osseus tissues. We present a patient with frontonasal dysplasia who desired correction of her hypertelorism. Incidentally, fibrous dysplasia was found in her left orbit complicating surgical correction. In addition, the patient has velopharyngeal insufficiency and a class III malocclusion. The interplay of all these craniofacial defects makes the sequencing and timing of surgery important in this unique patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e422-e424
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Box osteotomies
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Frontonasal dysplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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