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bra·chyg·na·thi·a

(brak'ig-nā'thē-ă), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
Abnormal shortness or recession of the mandible.
See also: micrognathia.
Synonym(s): bird face
[brachy- + G. gnathos, jaw]
A popular term for the facial dysmorphia characteristic of the Pierre-Robin anomalad, consisting of high-arched, cleft palate, micrognathia, and glossoptosis resulting in a bird-like face—the mandible’s growth may normalize with time
Bird-like facies may appear alone or in association with Franceschetti (oculomandibulofacial), Hallermann-Streiff, Seckel (‘bird-head’), and Strickler (cerebrocostomandibular) syndromes

brach·yg·na·thi·a

(brak'ig-nā'thē-ă) In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
Abnormal shortness or recession of the mandible.
See also: micrognathia
Synonym(s): bird face.
[brachy- + G. gnathos, jaw]

bird face,

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Therefore is necessary to undergo more molecular studies of the NOG gene and other regulator genes of the BMPs signaling in patients with mandibular micrognathism and mandibular growth alterations, which can give light to the etiology of this anomaly.