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Facial Appearance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Some, or all, of the following facial features are associated with (FAS)[1]

  • Microcephaly - leads to small head circumference
  • Palpebral fissure - short opening of eye
  • Epicanthal folds - fold of skin at inside of corner of eye
  • Midface - flat
  • Nasal Bridge - low
  • Philtrum - Indistinct, vertical grooves between nose and mouth
  • Upper Lip - thin
  • Micrognathia - small jaw
  • Ears - curve at top part of outer ear is underdeveloped and folded over parallel to curve beneath. Gives the appearance of a "railroad track"

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Image source: modified from Wattendorf DJ, 2005[1]


Links: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome | Head Development | Neural System Development

Reference

  1. 1.0 1.1 <pubmed>16050451</pubmed>

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