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Understanding skull related symptoms and features
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The skull has several crucial functions: it cradles and protects the brain, supports the face and forms the head. It is a bony structure made up of the mandible and cranium.
Symptoms affecting the skull can sometimes be seen with the naked eye, especially if they affect the shape, size and structure of the head and face. Diagnosing a skull related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.
What is Craniofacial Asymmetry?
It affects the bones of the face and the skull. It refers to when both are asymmetric. They may be malformed or uneven.
What should I do next?
In some instances craniofacial asymmetry may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
Abnormality of craniofacial shape, Malformation of craniofacial shape, Uneven craniofacial structures.
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