facial plane

fa·cial plane

a measurement of the bony profile of the face.

fa·cial plane

(fāshăl plān)
Measurement of bony profile of the face.
Synonym(s): nasion-pogonion measurement.
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The article explains a method of assessing the position, visibility, dimension, and angulation of the ear of a specific facial form of an individual using facial plane landmarks and reference plane indicator.
Problems relating to disfigurement may not simply be ocular; a deformity could possibly exist in more than one facial plane.
However, because the mucosal surfaces, the muscle tissues, and the surrounding facial planes in the oral cavity are in close relationship with each other, it is usually difficult to delineate anatomic structures by conventional CT alone.
Altogether the conical profile and rough bottom, the plain surfaces and absence of ornament in the headdress, and the asymmetrical nature of the incompletely defined eyes, lips and facial planes of the Cobata colossal head suggest that it had not attained its final intended form, while its discovery on the Cerro de Vigia suggests that it had not moved far from the place where the boulder had been selected to provide a portrait of an Olmec ruler.
Because of its detailed visualization of anatomical structures, especially of the facial planes and nerve bundles, the LOGIQ e offers superior capability for ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the neck demonstrated focal inflammatory myositis of the paraspinal muscles with intact facial planes (figure).
The free air subsequently accumulates and moves centrally along the bronchovascular tissue sheath toward the mediastinum, and it may then dissect through the facial planes into more subcutaneous tissues.
When living tissues are struck by low-velocity missiles, structures such as vessels, nerves, and facial planes deflect them, which limits damage to the tissues.