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fissure

1. Anatomy a narrow split or groove that divides an organ such as the brain, lung, or liver into lobes
2. a small unnatural crack in the skin or mucous membrane, as between the toes or at the anus
3. a minute crack in the surface of a tooth, caused by imperfect joining of enamel during development
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fissure

[′fish·ər]
(geology)
A high, narrow cave passageway.
An extensive crack in a rock.
(metallurgy)
A small cracklike discontinuity with a slight opening or displacement of the fracture surfaces.
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Caption: Figure 1: (a, b) Facial picture of the 8-year-old girl showing facial dimorphism: flat face, blepharophimosis, hypertelorism, broad nasal bridge, and high palate.
He had a mask-like face with blepharophimosis and ptosis, dental anomalies, and psychomotor delay.
Familial incidence were noted in Blepharophimosis syndrome in 7.5% which was higher than Nelson study (6.9%).
Jampel in the Archives of Ophthalmology in an article titled "Congenital blepharophimosis associated with a unique generalized myopathy."
Exclusion criteria included weak Bell's phenomenon (less than 50% of normal), positive phenylephrine test, jaw winking phenomenon, blepharophimosis syndrome, systemic or myopathic disorders with secondary ptosis such as myotonic dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, and Graves' disease, history of intra or extra ocular and eyelid surgery, sharp or blunt trauma to the eyelids, eyelid tumors and scars and patients with vertical squint.
However, a number of studies demonstrate that CP is a human teratogen due to its effects such as intrauterine growth retardation and multiple anomalies including microbrachycephaly, coronal craniosynostosis, hypotelorism, shallow orbits, proptosis, blepharophimosis, abnormal and small ears, unilateral preauricular pit, broad, flat nasal bridge, microstomia, high-arched palate, micrognathia, cranial anomalies, preaxial upper limb and post-axial lower limb defects consisting of hypoplastic thumbs, and oligodactyly like bilateral absence of 4th and 5th toes (Enns et al., 1999).
INTRODUCTION: Waardenburg syndrome is a bunch of hereditary conditions characterized by lateral displacement of the medial canthi combined with dystopia of lacrimal puncta and blepharophimosis, prominent broad nasal root, hypertrichosies of medial part of the eyebrows, white forelock, heterochromia iridis and deaf mutism.
They described two sisters with "mental retardation, congenital heart disease, blepharophimosis (small eye openings), blepharoptosis (drooping eye lids), and hypoplastic teeth."
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