Elements of morphology: Standard terminology for the head and face

Allanson, Judith E., Cunniff, Christopher, Hoyme, H. Eugene, McGaughran, Julie, Muenke, Max and Neri, Giovanni (2009) Elements of morphology: Standard terminology for the head and face. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 149 1: 6-28. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.32612

Author Allanson, Judith E.
Cunniff, Christopher
Hoyme, H. Eugene
McGaughran, Julie
Muenke, Max
Neri, Giovanni
Title Elements of morphology: Standard terminology for the head and face
Journal name American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-4825
Publication date 2009-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ajmg.a.32612
Volume 149
Issue 1
Start page 6
End page 28
Total pages 23
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract An international group of clinicians working in the field of dysmorphology has initiated the standardization of terms used to describe human morphology. The goals are to standardize these terms and reach consensus regarding their definitions. In this way, we will increase the utility of descriptions of the human phenotype and facilitate reliable comparisons of findings among patients. Discussions with other workers in dysmorphology and related fields, such as developmental biology and molecular genetics, will become more precise. Here we introduce the anatomy of the craniofacies and define and illustrate the terms that describe the major characteristics of the cranium and face.
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