microgenia

microgenia

 [mi″kro-je´ne-ah]
abnormal smallness of the chin.
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mi·cro·gen·i·a

(mī'krō-jēn'ē-ă),
Abnormal smallness of the chin resulting from the underdevelopment of the mental symphysis.
[micro- + G. geneion, chin]
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mi·cro·gen·i·a

(mīkrōjēnē-ă)
Abnormal smallness of the chin resulting from underdevelopment of the mandibular symphysis.
[micro- + G. geneion, chin]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mi·cro·gen·i·a

(mīkrō-jēnē-ă)
Abnormal chin smallness resulting from underdevelopment of mental symphysis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Bone deformities were characterized as mandibular retrusion, mandibular ramus shortening, anterior open bite, micrognathia and microgenia. A decreased posterior maxilla height and a decreased posterior airspace was noted.
A sindrome de Down e uma das alteracoes cromossomicas mais frequentes, sendo descrita em 1866, por John Langdon Down, como microgenia, macroglossia, epicanto, fissuras palpebrais obliquas, membros mais curtos, uma unica prega palmar transversal, tonus muscular pobre, retardo mental e dificuldades de aprendizagem, o que veio a caracterizar a trissomia do cromossomo 21.
In the long standing cases, facial asymmetry is similar to mild hemifacial microsomia in unilateral cases and retrognathia, micrognathia or microgenia in bilateral cases, presenting with a bird face like appearance.8
For example, patients seeking mentoplasty should be assessed for micrognathia as well as microgenia. Mentoplasty performed on patients with unrecognized micrognathia can result in an unnatural postsurgical appearance marked by prominence of the labiomental sulcus.