This is the second issue of Pediatric Annals devoted to the face of a child as a reflection of dysgenesis. Dr. Robert Gorlin and his associates, Drs. Heddie O. Sedano and William S. Boggs, of the University of Minnesota, have brought together 90 syndromes in which the morphology of the face is associated with bodily maldevelopment.
As promised in our last issue, we of the editorial staff of this magazine are presenting an index of facial features to which the reader may turn in his attempt to see if a particular child with a special facies fits in with one of the syndromes described and illustrated by the authors.
Although the authors give a full description of each syndrome presented, with other bodily abnormalities besides those of the face, we have limited the index to the face and neck.
The index, we trust, will make these two valuable and interesting issues of Pediatric Annals much easier to use for reference when a facial peculiarity or abnormality is suspected of being part of a dysgenetic syndrome.