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Morphometric characteristics of anencephalic skulls – A comparative study

Schimp, Julia ; Dornia, Christian ; Fanghänel, Jochen ; Proff, Peter ; Blanck-Lubarsch, Moritz ; Weingärtner, Jens ; Kirschneck, Christian



Abstract

Anencephaly is the most severe form of a neural tube defect resulting from the incomplete occlusion of the anterior neuropore in the fourth week of development and associated with a severely underdeveloped brain mass. As desmal ossification of the neurocranium is induced by the presence of soft tissues (brain), no bone develops as direct consequence of the missing brain. The cranial base, by ...

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