Understanding Craniofacial Anomalies


Mark P. Mooney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, DO Oral Medicine and Pathology, Anthropology, Surgery-Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Orthodontics Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Center;
Michael I. Siegel, Ph.D., Professor, DO Anthropology and Orthodontics, Associate Director of Research at Cleft Plate-Craniofacial Center, University of Pittsburgh

Book Description

Full name: Understanding Craniofacial Anomalies:  The Etiopathogenesis of Craniosynostoses and Facial Clefting

This comprehensive textbook, edited by world-renowned experts in the field, provides answers to challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial anomalies.The book integrates basic science and clinical perspectives, creating a more unified and practical “patient centered” approach. Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow structure, this reference reviews and presents cutting-edge findings, covering the state of the art in craniosynostosis and facial clefting from molecular, genetic, cellular, tissue, organismic, and populations levels. Using standardized nomenclature and consistent terminology, Understanding Craniofacial Anomalies incorporates the recent explosion of growth in studying genetic and epigenetic etiologies of syndromes, thereby providing a unique and holistic review of this important topic.

Editorial Reviews


“A very useful book…well written, amply illustrated…” (Journal of Endocrine Genetics, Vol 3 No 3, 2003)”This book provides an excellent introduction to craniofacial anomalies. It provides a good mix of basic science and clinical aspects and reflects the recent explosion of growth in the knowledge about the study of genetics.” (Doody’s)”…A very useful book…” (Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism)

“…appropriately thorough and learned summary of the state of knowledge of craniofacial evolution and embryology….” (Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, Vol. 6, 2002)

From the Author

This book is designed to provide an understanding of two major abnormalities, craniosynostosis and facial clefting, which fall under the general heading of “Human Craniofacial Anomalies.” Edited by two research scientists who work extensively on the “applied” aspects of craniofacial biology, the book draws on the expertise of colleagues and collaborators in a variety of medical and dental fields to focus on the etiopathogenesis of two of the most prevalent craniofacial anomalies. The authors focus on a didactic, rather than clinical approach which integrates the various specialties around the theme of developmental biology as the impact of craniosynostosis and cleft lip and/or palate on other aspects of the craniofacial complex is explored.

Customer Reviews

Thorough and Learned, July 11, 2003

“…This book is an appropriately thorough and learned summary of the state of knowledge of craniofacial evolution and embryology…” (Pediatric & Developmental Pathology)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 583 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Liss; 1 edition (May 3, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047138724X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471387244
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds


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