Head, Face & Neck – Congenital

Conception of a child is said to be one of the most overwhelming experience for a mother. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case for NJ and her family. She was devastated on knowing that her child born with a massive deformity of the face.
Her plight of having given birth to a deformed child could not be overstated. After being turned down by many cleft centres, she had lost hope of any form of treatment till she visited us.
Here, her daughter, Z was diagnosed with a severe form of right sided Tessier cleft, 2-12 – unilateral hypertelorism, fronto-encephalocele, and cleft palate and microphthalmia (Figure 1, 2.1).
A staged treatment plan was laid down. At 1 year of age bony correction of the orbits and the calvarium was done (Fig . 2.2 –2.4).
At 21/2 year of age the cleft palate and lip was repaired.
At 4 years reconstruction of the upper and lower eyelids and the medial canthus was done.

Dr. Abbas Mistry has treated more than 650 cases of congenital anomalies related to the face which include cleft lip & palate, craniosynostoses & complex craniofacial syndromes.

Facial Cleft (Tessier 7 cleft)

Oculo – Nasal Cleft


Unilateral Cleft Lip

Bilateral Cleft Lip

Correction of Secondary Deformities