Facial morphometrics of children with NON-syndromic orofacial clefts in Tanzania Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cephalometry
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Face

abstract

  • The mean facial shape in African children with non-syndromic CL/P differs significantly from children without orofacial clefts. The main differences involve interorbital width, facial width and midface prognathism. The axes of facial shape differences we observed are similar to the patterns seen in Caucasian populations, despite apparent differences in cleft prevalence and cleft type distribution. Similar facial morphology in individuals with CL/P in African and Caucasian populations suggests a similar aetiology.

publication date

  • July 29, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4118654

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1472-6831-14-93

PubMed ID

  • 25070002

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 93

volume

  • 14

number

  • 1