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Some factors related to experimental snout growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18812856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a review and synthesis of several different studies over a 25-year period on growth of the rabbit snout. Included are growth of the nasal bone region, cellular activity of the cartilaginous nasal septum, growth at the frontonasal suture, growth of the snout after resection of the frontonasal suture, and growth of the snout after resection of the cartilaginous nasal septum in both young and adult rabbits. Each experiment contributed different knowledge to factors important in rabbit snout growth. The frontonasal suture is a site of rapid growth, as much as 1 cm in 4 weeks. However, after extirpation of the frontonasal suture, growth of the snout was not altered. Therefore, it was concluded that the frontonasal suture is a secondary and not a primary site of growth. After resection of the cartilaginous nasal septum in young rabbits, the snout became snubbed. This was not true in the adult rabbit, which maintained its usual length after resection of the nasal septum.
Bernard G Sarnat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-24     Completed Date:  2009-01-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1308-14     Citation Subset:  D    
Section of Oral Biology and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Division of Plastic Surgery, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cranial Sutures / growth & development,  surgery
Nasal Cartilages / surgery
Nasal Septum / surgery
Nose / growth & development*,  surgery

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