Dishface Deformity

Paediatrics Larsen syndrome, which may be autosomal dominant [MIM 150250] or recessive [MIM 245600]
Trauma surgery A term referring to the concave facies of an unrepaired midface fracture, which is characterised by a protruding forehead, prominent jaw, depressed nose and malar prominences—with loss of direct contact with the anterior teeth. The dishface deformity occurs in LeFort III fractures, which extend bilaterally through the frontozygomatic suture lines, the base of the nose and the ethmoid region; the lateral rims of the orbits are separated, and the infraorbital rim may be fractured; in this most severe type of LeFort fracture, cerebrospinal rhinorrhea may occur, indicating violation of the cranial cavity
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