Craniofacial Development and Growth (Hardcover)
Craniofacial growth is a complex phenomenon that involves the enlargement and differentiation of hard and soft tissues that are characterized by cephalocaudal and allometric designs. It involves the basic mechanisms underlying the post-natal growth of the cranium. There are two prominent ways in which the basic craniofacial bone pattern is laid during embryonic development. The first method of craniofacial development is a highly coordinated process under a tight genetic control and environmental influence. For managing the patients in the best possible manner, it is essential to understand the primary concepts related with the growth and development of the craniofacial skeleton. The craniofacial skeleton develops naturally as a result of different developmental events, which include brain growth and development, optic pathway development, speech and swallowing development, airway and pharyngeal development, muscle development, and tooth development and eruption. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex advancements in the study of craniofacial development and growth. It will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.