Cleft lip and cleft palate closure in 13 month-old female with Epidermolysis Bullosa

J Craniofac Surg. 2005 Sep;16(5):843-7. doi: 10.1097/01.scs.0000168768.40862.c5.


Skin blistering and fragility are hallmarks of the rare hereditary disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa, affecting mainly the skin but also all mucocutaneous layers and sometimes the aerodigestive 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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cellulose, Oxidized / therapeutic use
  • Cleft Lip / surgery*
  • Cleft Palate / surgery*
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa / complications*
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa / pathology
  • Female
  • Hemostatics / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Microcephaly / complications
  • Skin / pathology
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Suture Techniques


  • Cellulose, Oxidized
  • Hemostatics
  • Surgicel