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A rare case of craniofacial morphology with absent face and neck structures, with its review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23814746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Lokadolalu Chandracharya Prasanna; Kumar M R Bhat; Antony Sylvan D'Souza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2249-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Diagn Res     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-01     Completed Date:  2013-07-02     Revised Date:  2013-07-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101488993     Medline TA:  J Clin Diagn Res     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  924-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University , Manipal-577004, India .
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