Genetic factors influencing morphogenesis and growth of sutures and synchondroses in the craniofacial complex

Lynne A. Opperman, Peter T. Gakunga, David S. Carlson

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Abstract

This review provides a wide-ranging overview of what is known about the development and growth of intramembranous bones from the cranial and facial sutures, of cartilage and endochondral bones from the cranial base synchondroses. After a concise introduction to embryonic and fetal craniofacial development, and postnatal growth, the role of the cranial base synchondroses, and cranial and facial sutures in these processes is described. This description is followed by a brief discussion of the future directions for research on craniofacial growth and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Orthodontics
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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