About this book
- Details the genetic make up, epidemiology, mode of inheritance and clinical profile of a wide range of genetic conditions affecting the head and neck
- Highly illustrated throughout to aid diagnosis and management
New to this edition
- Updated with the latest research from the Human Genome Project
This classic text covers over 700 different genetic syndromes involving the head and neck, and has established itself as the definitive, comprehensive work on the subject. The discussion covers the phenotype spectrum, epidemiology, mode of inheritance, pathogenesis, and clinical profile of each condition, all of which is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations. The authors are recognized leaders in the field, and their vast knowledge and strong clinical judgment will help readers make sense of this complex and burgeoning field.
As in all fields of genetics, there has been an explosion in the genetics of dysmorphology syndromes, and the authors have completely updated all chapters in light of the discoveries of the Human Genome Project and other ongoing advances. New syndromes have been added and information on existing syndromes has been revised.
Readership: Clinical geneticists, paediatricians, neurologists, head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, and dentists.
Raoul Hennekam, Professor of Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology, Institute of Child Health, London, UK, Judith Allanson, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Geneticist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada, and Ian Krantz, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA