The Evo-Devo Origin of the Nose, Anterior Skull Base and Midface

  • Roger Jankowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  3. Formation of the Olfactory Nose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
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  4. Formation of the Respiratory Nose

  5. Revisiting Anatomy of the Nose

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      Pages 73-73
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  6. Formation of the Paranasal Air Sinuses

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      Pages 115-115
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  7. Formation of the Midface and Anterior Skull Base

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
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  8. Medical Implications

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      Pages 179-179
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-210

About this book


The phylontogenic theory proposes an original understanding of nose, sinus and midface formation and development by looking back in evolution for the first traces of the olfactory organ and then tracing its successive phyletic transformations to become part of the respiratory apparatus and finally the central point of human facial anatomy. Von Baer’s, Darwin’s, Haeckel’s, Garstang’s, Gould’s and Buss’ explorations of parallels between phylogeny and ontogeny help to trace the nose and midface story. The paradigm of existing parallels between ontogeny and phylogeny proves useful both in seeking to understand the holoprosencephalic spectrum of facial malformations (which represent radically different pathways of facial development after the life’s tape has been started to run again) and in formulating hypotheses on chordate to vertebrate evolution.  The phylontogenic theory leads to new medical hypotheses on nose and sinus diseases and opens the field of evolution and development-based medicine.


Development Evolution Midface Nose Sinus

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Jankowski
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  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine, Service ORL - CHUUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-8178-0421-7
  • Online ISBN 978-2-8178-0422-4
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