What is Ethmocephaly?

Ethmocephaly is a type of cephalic disorder caused by holoprosencephaly. Ethmocephaly is the least common facial anomaly. It consists of a proboscis separating narrow-set eyes with an absent nose and microphthalmia (abnormal smallness of one or both eyes). Cebocephaly, another facial anomaly, is characterized by a small, flattened nose with a single nostril situated below incomplete or underdeveloped closely set eyes.

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My son has been diagnosed with agenesis of the corpos callosum at 7 weeks old, why was this not detected in the amnio?

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Agenesis of the corpus callosum is caused by disruption to development of the fetal brain between the 3rd...

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hi, my sister is almost 4 months pregnant , today in her appointment the ultra sound showed a hole in the back of the babies neck. They said the...

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Hi,Downs syndrome is a chromosomal disorder called trisomy 21.Its basically the presence of an extra chromosome.The syndrome has many clinical...

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