Craniofacial Embryogenetics and Development, 2nd edition

ISBN: 978-1-60795-032-5

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June 2010
225 pages/Softcover
ISBN 978-1-60795-032-5
US $55.95

Geoffrey H. Sperber, BSc (Hons), BDS, MS, PhD, FICD
Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta 

Steven M. Sperber, PhD,
Senior Scientist,
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Dr. Geoffrey D. Guttmann
Professor of Anatomy
Director of Anatomical Services
Department of Basic Sciences
The Commonwealth Medical College
Scranton, PA

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Recent advances in genetics, molecular biology, diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques require a substantial understanding of prenatal development morphogenesis. The clinical significance of the normal mechanisms of embryogenesis, developmental failures and consequent craniofacial anomalies is of increasing concern to plastic and orofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, orthodontists, neonatologists, and speech pathologists. This second edition will …….

Clinicians dealing with malformations needing comprehension of the exponential expansion of information on molecular genomics, dysgenesis, teratology and the etiology of syndromes and anomalies are served by this book’s succinct contents. While providing clinicians with a basic background for treating craniofacial anomalies, this text will also appeal to teratologists, embryologists, and anatomists.

This new edition adds a clinical geneticist and an anatomist to the list of authors. The book introduces the most recent genetic information on craniofacial development with updated references and a new chapter on Craniofacial Disorders with known single gene mutations. New colored illustrations have been added, and all chapters have been revised and updated.
  • A Website that portrays stages of embryonic and fetal development by “electronic dissection” of layers of tissues and organs
  • Identification of genes expressed in development
  • Embryological explanation of dysgenesis, teratology and developmental syndromes.


General Embryology
CHAPTER 1: Mechanisms of Embryology
CHAPTER 2: Early Embryonic Development
CHAPTER 3: Early Orofacial Development
CHAPTER 4: Pharyngeal Arches
CHAPTER 5: Pharyngeal Pouches and Pharyngeal Grooves
CHAPTER 6: Bone Development and Growth
Craniofacial Development
CHAPTER 7: Calvaria
CHAPTER 8: Cranial Base
CHAPTER 9: Facial Skeleton
CHAPTER 10: Palate
CHAPTER 11: Paranasal Sinuses
CHAPTER 12: Mandible
CHAPTER 13: Temporomandibular Joint
CHAPTER 14: Skull Growth: Sutures and Cephalometrics
CHAPTER 15: Tongue and Tonsils
CHAPTER 16: Salivary Glands
CHAPTER 17: Muscle Development
CHAPTER 18: Special Sense Organs
CHAPTER 19: Development of the Dentition (Odontogenesis)
CHAPTER 20: Craniofacial Disorders with Known Single Gene Mutations