During human morphogenesis, intrauterine liquid movements, whose amniotic fluid is at the first place, play an essential part with some unexpected consequences on the vestibular apparatus development and function. Underlying the ubiquitous container-content relation, they give a new and effective approach of the morphogenetic process.
The neonatal respiratory distress observed in the event of a solitary median maxillary central incisor compels us to reconsider some of the traditional concepts relative to the transverse growth of the nasal level of the face. The "container-contents" connections associating maxillary incisor odontogenesis with the development of the premaxillary and facial… (More)
Data acquired by means of color Doppler ultrasound very explicitly suggest what the role of the fetal ventilation and nasal capsules in the morphogenesis of the maxillary prognathism, turbinates, nasal valves and nasopharynx could be. Furthermore, the dysmorphologies observed in Apert or Crouzon craniosynostosis, achondroplasia or unilateral cleft lip would… (More)