Turricephaly and Facies

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see an altered morphogenesis of the face and cranium. It is also critical to determine if other concurrent anomalies exist. The forehead is prominent; the nose is relatively short; the mouth is open and the palpebral fissures are slanted downward. Other patient with this condition (features be searched for in this patient) include: severe malposition of the teeth; exophthalmus; and other disturbances related to derivatives of the first pharyngeal arch. For further comments please see the gallery of images of this patient.

CREDIT: The images and clinical profile are mostly adapted from “Atlas of Mental Retardation Syndromes” by U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1968 (0-310-072 U.S. Government Printing Office), edited by S. S. Gellis, M.D. and M. Finegold, M.D.


Tags: dxApert, ptApert