Epicanthus

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Epicanthus

 

(also epicanthic, or Mongolian, fold), a fold near the inner canthus of the human eye formed by the skin of the upper eyelid and more or less covering the lacrimal papilla. The epicanthus is a characteristic of the Mongoloid race and some groups of the Negroid race. The fold is more developed in children than in adults, and it occurs more often in women than in men.

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Frontal sinus: Hypoplastic * Eyes: Upward, Slant, Epicanthal folds, Brushfields spots * Ears: low set or deformed (over folding helix), absent or small ear lobe.
Salient features which baby had were: head circumference 31cm (<3SD), low set ears, bitemporal hollowing, ptosis, hypertelorism, epicanthal folds, broad nasal bridge, anteverted nostrils, high arched palate, micro-retrognathia, broad alveolar ridges, bilateral post-axial polydactyly, camptodactyly (flexion deformity of 5th finger interphalangeal joints), deep palmar creases, shield- chest, "Y"shaped syndactyly of 2nd- 3rd toes, bilateral everted feet and hypotonia.
Head to toe examination revealed depressed anterior fontanelle, short and snubbed nose, recessed chin(micrognathia), prominent epicanthal folds, low-set, cartilage-deficient flattened ears with deep eye creases, narrow thorax and distended abdomen (fig-1(a).