Facies (medical)

In medical contexts, a facies is a distinctive facial expression or appearance associated with a specific medical condition.[1] The term comes from Latin for "face".[2] As a fifth declension noun,[3] facies can be both singular and plural.

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Facial abnormalities associated with Crouzon syndrome
SpecialtyMedical genetics


Examples include:

Other disorders associated with syndromic faciesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Definition of FACIES". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Dorlands Medical Dictionary:facies".
  3. ^ "NOUNS OF THE FOURTH DECLENSION". Archived from the original on 2008-07-20.
  4. ^ "Craniometaphyseal Dysplasia - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)".
  5. ^ Taher, Ali T.; Musallam, Khaled M.; Cappellini, M. Domenica (25 February 2021). "β-Thalassemias". New England Journal of Medicine. 384 (8): 727–743. doi:10.1056/NEJMra2021838.
  6. ^ "Snijders Blok-Campeau syndrome: MedlinePlus Genetics". medlineplus.gov. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  7. ^ "Snijders Blok-Campeau syndrome (Concept Id: C4748701) - MedGen - NCBI". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2022-07-20.

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