Tessier classification

Tes·si·er class·i·fi·ca·tion

(tes'yā),
an anatomic classification of facial, craniofacial, and laterofacial clefts that uses the orbit as the primary structure for reference. Fifteen locations for clefts are differentiated.

Tes·si·er clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(tesyā klasi-fi-kāshŭn)
Anatomic classification of facial, craniofacial, and laterofacial clefts that uses orbit as primary reference structure.
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In Tessier Classification, clefts 0-14 radiate around the orbital bone rims [Figure 3 and Table 1].
A Case of Number 7 Left Unilateral Neck Cleft According to Tessier Classification. Turk J Plast Surg 2001; 9:37-9.
(1,2,3) The etiology is explained by failure of fusion of mandibular and maxillary processes of the first branchial arch; (1, 3) although facial clefts are also reported to be caused by amniotic bands.[R] Various classifications have been proposed, but the Tessier classification founded on the basis of clinical observation, is accepted widely.