Journal article

Frontonasal Dysplasia: Towards an Understanding of Molecular and Developmental Aetiology

Peter G Farlie, Naomi L Baker, Patrick Yap, Tiong Y Tan

MOLECULAR SYNDROMOLOGY | KARGER | Published : 2016

Abstract

The complex anatomy of the skull and face arises from the requirement to support multiple sensory and structural functions. During embryonic development, the diverse component elements of the neuro- and viscerocranium must be generated independently and subsequently united in a manner that sustains and promotes the growth of the brain and sensory organs, while achieving a level of structural integrity necessary for the individual to become a free-living organism. While each of these individual craniofacial components is essential, the cranial and facial midline lies at a structural nexus that unites these disparately derived elements, fusing them into a whole. Defects of the craniofacial mid..

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