Classification and external resources
ICD-10 Q18.2
OMIM 202650

Otocephaly is a type of cephalic disorder.

This is a lethal condition in which the primary feature is agnathia — a developmental anomaly characterized by total or virtual absence of the lower jaw.[1] The "oto" in the name refers to the relationship of the ears to the face in this disorder.

The condition is considered lethal because of a poorly functioning airway.

In otocephaly, agnathia may occur alone or together with holoprosencephaly.


  1. ^ "otocephaly" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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