Open Access Methodology

Photographic protocol for image acquisition in craniofacial microsomia

Carrie L Heike12*, Laura P Stueckle1, Erik T Stuhaug1, Luiz A Pimenta46, Amelia F Drake45, Daniela Vivaldi46, Kathleen CY Sie13 and Craig B Birgfeld13

Author Affiliations

1 Children's Craniofacial Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA

2 Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

3 Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

4 University of North Carolina's Craniofacial Center, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

5 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

6 Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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Head & Face Medicine 2011, 7:25  doi:10.1186/1746-160X-7-25

Published: 30 December 2011

Abstract

Craniofacial microsomia (CFM) is a congenital condition associated with orbital, mandibular, ear, nerve, and soft tissue anomalies. We present a standardized, two-dimensional, digital photographic protocol designed to capture the common craniofacial features associated with CFM.

Keywords:
Craniofacial microsomia; craniofacial features; digital photograph; protocol; standardize