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Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 May;55(5):787-788. doi: 10.1177/1055665617753482. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Head First, Not Feet First: Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome as Primarily a Craniofacial Condition.

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1 Department of Applied Physiology, FSRG deGruyter-McKusick Institute of Health Sciences, Buckhannon, WV, USA.
2
2 Department of Surgery, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

The historical and clinical basis for classification of Freeman-Sheldon syndrome as a craniofacial syndrome and explanation of the rationale underlying this decision is provided. Correctly classifying the condition will avoid confusion and may help to clarify the vernacular employed and eventually aid in improving diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:

anatomy; craniofacial growth; craniofacial morphology; dental anomalies; dysmorphology; facial growth; facial morphology; genetics; midfacial growth; muscle function

PMID:
29370530
DOI:
10.1177/1055665617753482
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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