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Facial measurements in the newborn (towards syndrome delineation)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2359097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inner and outer canthal distances, palpebral fissure length, occipitofrontal circumference, and canthal index values were determined and compared between 252 white newborns in Cardiff and 256 black newborns in Ibadan, Nigeria. The study showed that the white and black newborns had the same inner canthal distance while the outer canthal distance and palpebral fissure length were significantly smaller in the white newborns than in their black counterparts. A simple instrument was also constructed and advocated for use. It is concluded that for facial measurements local values should be used in the evaluation of dysmorphic states.
O O Omotade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical genetics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0022-2593     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Genet.     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-27     Completed Date:  1990-07-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985087R     Medline TA:  J Med Genet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group / genetics
European Continental Ancestry Group / genetics
Facial Bones / abnormalities*
Infant, Newborn
Skull / abnormalities*
Comment In:
J Med Genet. 1991 Jan;28(1):65   [PMID:  1999839 ]

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