Cleft palate and congenital alveolar synechia syndrome

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1984 Nov;74(5):684-6. doi: 10.1097/00006534-198411000-00016.


This report describes a newborn boy with cleft palate and congenital trismus preventing normal feeding. After surgical division of the fibrous bands between the maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge, oral feedings progressed without difficulty. Historical reports of congenital oral bands are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alveolar Process / pathology*
  • Cleft Palate / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Jaw Diseases / congenital
  • Male
  • Syndrome
  • Tissue Adhesions / congenital
  • Trismus / congenital*