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A Rare Patient with Facial Duplication

Kalantar-Hormozi, Abdoljalil MD; Shahrokh, Soraya MD; Mirshmirani, Alireza MD; Davai, Nazanin Rita MD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: January 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 1 - p 11–13
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003385
Original Articles

Abstract: Facial duplication, in whole or in part, is a very rare malformation. It may be symmetrical or asymmetric. Those cases that have been reported in the literature constitute a spectrum extending from simple nasal duplication to complete separation of 2 faces. Up to now there are some reports of eye, nose, mandible, or maxilla duplication separately. But there is no report of oral orifice or lips duplication. The present article reports a case of a newborn girl who presented with 2 mouths and also duplication of zygoma and maxilla. Then, we describe her stages of treatment from birth through now that she has 20 years.

*15 Khordad Hospital

Modarres Hospital

Mofid Hospital, SBMU, Tehran, Iran.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Abdoljalil Kalantar-Hormozi, MD, Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Number 2, Nikan Building, 5th Floor, Shariati Street, Postal Code 1911094797, Tehran, Iran; E-mail:,

Received 10 September, 2016

Accepted 10 October, 2016

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.