Palate Width

Definition Width of the palate.

Landmarks Measure the distance between the maxillary first permanent molar on the right side and the maxillary first permanent molar on the left side at the lingual cervical line (Fig. 7.86).

Remarks Palate width is once again measured with a specific device which is not generally available to the clinical dysmorphologist.

Figure 7.86 Measuring palate width.

Figure 7.87 Palate width, both sexes, 6 to 16 years. From Redman (1963), by permission.
Head Circumference Measuring Device
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