the expression or appearance of the face
the expression of the face characteristic of abdominal disease: it is
pinched, anxious, and furrowed, with the nose and upper lip drawn up.
the dull expression, with open mouth, sometimes seen in children with
hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids).
facies bovina / bovine or cow face
a term sometimes applied to the appearance of the face in craniofacial
a thin face with sunken eyeballs, sallow complexion, and yellow conjunctivae,
characteristic of certain chronic disorders of the liver.
facies hippocratica / hippocratic face
a drawn, pinched, and pale appearance of the face, indicative of approaching
a peculiar appearance in ophthalmoplegia externa, the eyeballs being fixed,
the eyebrows raised, and the lids drooping.
leonine facies / facies leontina
a peculiar, deeply furrowed, lionlike appearance of the face, seen in certain
cases of advanced lepromatous leprosy and in other diseases associated with
facial edema such as coast erysipelas
Marshall Hall's facies
the facies of hydrocephalus: a triangular face with a broad forehead and
prominent frontal bones.
the characteristic facial expression in myasthenia gravis, caused by ptosis and
weakness of the facial muscles.
the peculiar facial expression produced by relaxation of the facial muscles, as
in Landouzy-Dejerine dystrophy.
Parkinson's or parkinsonian facies
a stolid masklike expression of the face, with infrequent blinking,
pathognomonic of parkinsonism
the characteristic facial appearance seen with oligohydramnios sequence,
consisting of a flattened nose, receding chin, wide interpupillary space, large,
low-set ears, and less commonly other anomalies.
dish or dished face / facies scaphoidea
a facial deformity characterized by a prominence of the forehead, a
recession of the midface and lower half of the nose, a lengthening of the upper
lip, and a prognathic chin
flatness of the face due to intranasal disease.
facies lunata / moon face / moon-shaped face
rounded face observed in Cushing's disease due to fat storing in Bichat boil
cachectic facies during cachexia
deepened eyes, thinning of hypoderma => evidence of sternocleiomastoideal
muscles and bone prominences.
myxoedematous facies during hypothyroidism
vague look, increase of connectival tissues => false fat.
in patients with acromegaly
in patients with Down's syndrome