Cebus – Cebocephaly

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Note what signs you see.

I see (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) a cebus monkey from the genus, family Cebidae – medium size monkey with full haired prehensile tails. Why is this image here? – Because cebocephaly, which in Medicine implies “monkey-like”, this unfortunate, unnecessary but persistently popular, confusing term denotes holoprosencephaly.

From a human perspective, the illustrated nose is virtually absent except for large nares. The wrinkled skin on the dorsum of the minimal and flat nose is occasionally seen in human infants with severe nasal hypoplasia.  See a companion image of an infant with cebocephaly.