Shape changes during human fetal craniofacial growth.

  title={Shape changes during human fetal craniofacial growth.},
  author={Michael John Trenouth},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  volume={139 ( Pt 4)},
An investigation into craniofacial growth during the fetal period was undertaken in order to measure changes in shape. Previous workers have reported little or no change in cephalometric angular measurements, leading to the conclusion that facial shape is stable, in contradiction to the changes in shape perceived by simple observation. The major problem has been the development of quantitative methods which accurately measure shape. The analytical method of morphanalysis was used in order to… CONTINUE READING

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