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Endoscopic Release of Intraoral Synechiae in Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome

Schonauer, Fabrizio MD*; La Rusca, Ivan MD*; Sordino, Desiree MD; Settimi, Alessandro MD; Molea, Guido MD*

Case Reports

An infant with typical popliteal pterygium syndrome had intraoral fibrous bands binding the maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridges. This resulted in dramatically restricted mouth opening. These bands were divided surgically with endoscopic assistance.

Departments of *Plastic Surgery and †Pediatric Surgery, University of Naples “Federico II,” Naples, Italy.

Received Jan 24, 2002, and

in revised form Apr 11, 2002.

Accepted for publication Apr 11, 2002.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Schonauer, Via Andrea d'Isernia 4, 80122 Naples, Italy.

Schonauer F, La Rusca I, Sordino D, Settimi A, Molea G. Endoscopic release of intraoral synechiae in popliteal pterygium syndrome.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.