Supriya Ghosh

Microstomia

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Specialty  medical genetics
ICD-9-CM  744.84
eMedicine  ent/148
ICD-10  Q18.5
DiseasesDB  29609
MeSH  D008865

Microstomia (micro- a combining form meaning small + -stomia a combining form meaning mouth = (abnormally) "small mouth") is a clinical feature of many craniofacial syndromes, including Freeman-Sheldon syndrome and Sheldon-Hall syndromes (or distal arthrogryposis multiplex congenita). It may present with whistling-face feature, as well, as in Freeman-Sheldon syndrome. In this syndrome, it impairs alimentation and may require repeated oral surgeries (called commissurotomy) to improve function. It can also be a feature of systemic scleroderma.

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Microstomia Wikipedia


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