We also saw two patients, more had been told to come, but didn't...maybe they were afraid, shy or embarrassed. We saw one girl with a cleft and another with a Tessier cleft of the face. Pius also would like her posted on Interplast Grand Rounds. All in all a very intriguing story, with much yet to be learned. His preliminary study suggested there is a great deal of intermarriage in this complex of villages. If all this cleft story were indeed true, it would be truly astonishing...and as a realist with a scientific bent, surprising.
But regardless of the story, we know there are some clefts, and Pius plans to work to get them repaired.