The Mouth and Oral Cavity

William Reardon

in The Bedside Dysmorphologist

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Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780195300451
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975204 | DOI:
The Mouth and Oral Cavity

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This chapter covers clinical signs relating to the mouth and oral cavity (Microstomia, Upper Lip Clefts, Lip Pits, Thick and Thin Upper Lips, Lip and Oral Mucosa Pigmentation, Macroglossia, Accessory Oral Frenula, Isolated Cleft Palate, Persistent Drooling, Gum Hyperplasia) and, for each sign, gives information on how to recognize the sign, establishing a differential diagnosis, and investigations to consider. Relavent images are included for each sign.

Chapter.  4655 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Neonatology

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