The convex face and an increase in brow
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 15, 2016
convex face - is unusually prominent forehead, sometimes with abnormally heavy eyebrows.The convex face is only noticeable when several rare syndromes, including - of acromegaly (a chronic disorder caused by excess growth hormone, which leads to the expansion of bones of the face, jaw, arms, legs and skull, a disease associated with dysfunction of the anterior pituitary gland - adenohypophysis;acromegaly is accompanied by extension and thickening of the skull, especially the front part, hands, feet, etc .; usually occurs after the completion of the full growth of the organism, develops gradually and lasts for many years, it causes the production of excessive amounts of growth hormone).
- syndrome, basal cell nevus (genetically caused nevoid Association basal epithelium with a variety of skeletal defects, nervous system, eyes, at least - other organs and tissues);
- congenital syphilis (systemic chronic infectious venereal disease with lesions of the mucous membranes
- cleidocranial dysostosis (a hereditary disease, which is caused by mutations in the Runx2 gene, located on chromosome 6, the shoulder is characterized by defects of the skull bones, as well as complete or partial absence of the clavicles);
- Crouzon syndrome (a genetic disorder that affects the first branchial or pharyngeal, arch - precursor of the lower jaw, nose patients resembles a parrot's beak, and they - short upper lip, hypoplastic maxilla and protruding lower jaw);
- Harlera syndrome (the most severe form of mucopolysaccharidosis type 1, associated with progressive CNS disease and leads to death in the first years of life);
- Pfeiffer syndrome (a genetic disorder characterized by premature "fusion of" some bones of the skull - craniostenosis preventing further growth of the skull and thereby damaging the shape of the head and face, which also affects the bones of the hands and feet);
- Rubinstein-Teybi syndrome (or syndrome of wide I-th fingers and toes, a specific person, and mental retardation; signs - progressive mental retardation, wide phalanx of the first fingers and toes, characteristic face, microcephaly, backlog growth and bone age, cryptorchidism);
- Russell syndrome (or: Russell-Silver syndrome, dwarfism Russell-Silver - hereditary anomaly autosomal recessive type, congenital dwarfism due to violations of fetal development, triangular face, drooping corners of the mouth, short, bent fingers, syndactyly,general developmental delay);
- the use of anticonvulsant drugs trimetadionovyh during pregnancy.
Treatment and Diagnosis
No need for home care with the symptom.Home care for the treatment of disorders associated with the convex face varies depending on the disorder.If the patient noticed that his forehead or his child looks unusually large, be sure to talk about it with your doctor.
baby or child with a convex face usually has other symptoms and signs.Together they define the particular state or syndrome.Diagnosis is based on family history, medical history, and thorough physical evaluation.
doctor Questions can be such:
- when the patient first noticed that his forehead was the unusually large;
- What other symptoms are present at it;
- whether the patient has noticed any other unusual physical characteristics;
- whether identified disorder that could be the cause of a convex face;
- which was diagnosed patient, accompanying the convex face.
can pass laboratory testing to confirm the presence of the suspected disorder.