Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Micrognathia

photo byPete Pellegrino, MD

Micrognathia, or "small jaw", can often be best appreciated when looking at the profile of the infant. While many infants may appear to have a slightly recessed chin, the appearance above is clearly abnormal. Underlying genetic conditions should be considered in cases such as this; there are quite a few chromosomal conditions associated with this finding.

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