Oblique craniofacial clefts and encephaloceles are each rare conditions, and only a few instances of these findings in combination have been described. Each pathologic entity presents a unique reconstructive challenge. The authors report the case of a male infant who presented with a large right frontoencephalocele and bilateral Tessier number 3 clefts. A review of the pertinent literature, including specific considerations related to perioperative management and technical aspects of the surgical approach, is discussed.
*Division of Plastic Surgery
†Division of Neurosurgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.
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Received 19 November, 2014
Accepted 9 May, 2015
The authors report no conflicts of interest.