A Rare Case of Craniofacial Morphology with Absent Face and Neck Structures, with Its Review

Prasanna, LC and Bhat, Kumar MR and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2013) A Rare Case of Craniofacial Morphology with Absent Face and Neck Structures, with Its Review. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 7 (5). pp. 924-926.

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Abstract

The development of the head and the face requires an intimate interaction between two mesenchymal populations, a paraxial mesoderm and neural crest cells for the morphogenesis of the musculoskeletal components of the calvaria, the face and the branchial regions. The disruptions in these interactions can cause foetal fatalities or congenital craniofacial anomalies. We are describing a rarest case with a craniofacial malformation, who was born with complete absence of the facial skeleton and the neck structures, a set of well developed ears in their normal locations and eyelids at the junction between the head and the thorax.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Craniofacial development; Facial skeleton; Paraxial mesoderm; Neural crest
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 11:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139308

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