Lefort-2 osteotomy for the treatment of nasomaxillary hypoplasia: a case report

Preethi Bhat, Km Cariappa

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Nasomaxillary hypoplasia clinically presents as a class lll deformity with hypoplasia or retrusion of the nasal bones and maxilla, which manifests as deficient projection of the nose.Lefort 2 osteotomy though introduced in 1950s, did not get its due attention till Henderson and Jackson published their landmark article, for the correction of Nasomaxillary hypoplasia in 1973. Accomplished surgeons can achieve a lot more in this rarely performed surgery when used in appropriate cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-393
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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