Chapter

The Skull

William Reardon

in The Bedside Dysmorphologist

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780195300451
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975204 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195300451.003.0001
The Skull

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This chapter covers clinical signs relating to the skull (plagiocephaly, metopic ridge, scalp defects, macrocephaly, microcephaly, frontal hairline variants-high hairline and frontal upsweep, frontal hairline variants-low hairline and widow's peak, low posterior hairline, and anencephaly) and provides information on how to recognize each sign, establishing a differential diagnosis, and investigations to consider. Relavent images are included for each sign.

Chapter.  4031 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Neonatology

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