craniomandibular

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craniomandibular

pertaining to or emanating from the cranium and face.

craniomandibular osteopathy
a proliferative bone disease occurring predominantly in immature West Highland white and Scottish terriers, and infrequently in several other breeds. Symmetrical bony enlargements occur on the mandible, occipital and temporal bones, less often other bones of the skull, and rarely long bones. Affected dogs may have varying degrees of difficulty in opening the mouth, salivation and recurring fever. Called also craniomandibular hyperostosis, lion jaw.
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Craniomandibular osteopathy. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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This year's "Best in Show" winner, Devon, as a West Highland terrier, is predisposed to a laundry list of genetic illnesses - including craniomandibular osteopathy (a disease also known as "Westie jaw"), skin disorders (like atopic dermatitis), neurological diseases (such as globoid cell leukodystrophy) and abdominal hernias, among other ailments.
This year's "Best in Show", Devon, as a west highland terrier, is predisposed to a list of genetic illnesses - including craniomandibular osteopathy (a disease also known as "westie jaw"), skin disorders, neurological diseases and abdominal hernias, among other ailments.