Measurements of the orbital soft tissue in schizophrenic patients


Kugu N. , Sonmez M., Erdogan H.

NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH, vol.11, no.4, pp.199-204, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-204

Abstract

Objective: Minor physical anomalies are seen commonly in face, eye, mouth, hand and feet areas and have been considered to have a prenatal origin, possibly during the first and the second trimester when most ectodermic derivatives are under development. Since both the brain and skin are derived from common embryonic origin, minor physical anomalies probably represent indices of disturbance in early neurodevelopment. The aim of the present study is to determine morphometrically the orbital soft tissue features in order to demonstrate any possible correlation between schizophrenia and orbital features.