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Facial Bones MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Facial Bones
Tree Number(s)
A02.835.232.781.324
Unique ID
D005147
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005147
Annotation
consider specifics; do not confuse with FACE (locational & soft tissue) or its specifics; /‌abnorm: consider also CRANIOFACIAL ABNORMALITIES; fractures: coord FACIAL BONES /‌inj (IM) + SKULL FRACTURES (IM); neopl: coord IM + SKULL NEOPLASMS; craniofacial dysmorphism: index under CRANIOFACIAL ABNORMALITIES; craniofacial dysplasia or craniofacial fibrous dysplasia: index under FACIAL BONES (IM) + SKULL (IM) + FIBROUS DYSPLASIA, POLYOSTOTIC (IM)
Scope Note
The facial skeleton, consisting of bones situated between the cranial base and the mandibular region. While some consider the facial bones to comprise the hyoid (HYOID BONE), palatine (HARD PALATE), and zygomatic (ZYGOMA) bones, MANDIBLE, and MAXILLA, others include also the lacrimal and nasal bones, inferior nasal concha, and vomer but exclude the hyoid bone. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p113)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Facial Bones Preferred
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