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Doctor insights on: Masked Facies

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What is the definition or description of: moon facies?

What is the definition or description of: moon facies?

ROUND FACIAL FEATURE: Round facial appearance due to excess cortisone usually given to treat a chronic inflammatory disease. Rarely due to a adrenal gland tumor. ...Read more

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Whats asymmetric crying facies syndrome?

Whats asymmetric crying facies syndrome?

Which one?: There are a number of potential causes for facial asymmetry when crying. Facial paralysis can be congenital (either traumatic or developmental) or can occur at any age due to injury, infection, tumor, etc. There are quite a few congenital syndromes that can be associated with this. ...Read more

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Whats abnormal facies in trisomy?

Whats abnormal facies in trisomy?

Abnormal facies: The term "abnormal facies" refers to unusually facial features. What unusual facial features present will depend upon which trisomy is present. ...Read more

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What is Mongoloid facies?

What is Mongoloid facies?

Word terms: A simple definition would be the appearance like those from Mongolia.The most cited feature is the fold of tissue over the nasal part of the eyelid that most oriental people have. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between mitral facies and mitral stenosis?

What is the relationship between mitral facies and mitral stenosis?

Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is narrowing of the mitral valve usually from rheumatic fever as a long term complication. Mitral facies is only a descriptive term of the thin face seen in many patients with long term mitral stenosis. ...Read more

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My son was born with asymmetric crying facies (some doctors called it cullp) – he is 3 years old now and it is still visible. Can anything be done?

My son was born with asymmetric crying facies (some doctors called it cullp) – he is 3 years old now and it is still visible. Can anything be done?

Probably not: There are various expressions of this condition: simple missing muscle in that part of face to a complex abnormality of chromosome 22 with far reaching problems, including heart, blood, eye and brain defects. If all your child has is an asymmetric cry, count yourself blessed. Be sure there has been a thorough workup looking for above. ...Read more

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Does having TMJ have any effect on your facial appearance?

Does having TMJ have any effect on your facial appearance?

No: Having TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are in a lot of pain and you have a pained expression on your face. Tmj has to do with the muscles that move your jaw spasming or cramping causing pain. This should not affect how your muscles look, as the spasm is deep in the muscle. So, i would say you shouldn't notice any facial changes due to tmj. ...Read more

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Why do people with Down syndrome all have the same facial appearance?

Why do people with Down syndrome all have the same facial appearance?

Genetics: The vast majority of ds patients will have enough similarities in physical appearance to be recognized by knowledgeable people.This is caused by the effect of the extra chromosome material on every cell of the body during the formation of all facial and body structures. ...Read more

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My facial appearance has changed so much from 15 yrs to 16 yrs and I dont know why, i know faces change in puberty but i just dont look like myself?

My facial appearance has changed so much from 15 yrs to 16 yrs and I dont know why, i know faces change in puberty but i just dont look like myself?

:): This is your new mature face, Believe me when I tell you, who you are comes from within. And don't forget this is advice from a person who has not seen the old "you" or the new "you"! ...Read more