Asymmetry Level in Cleft Lip Children Using Dendrite Morphological Neural Network

  • Griselda CortésEmail author
  • Fabiola Villalobos
  • Mercedes Flores
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11524)


Approximately 3% of live newborn children suffer from cleft lip syndrome. Technology can be used in the medical area to help treatment for patients with Congenital Facial Abnormalities in cases with oral fissures. Facial dysmorphism classification level is relevant to physicians, since there are no tools to determine its degree. In this paper, a mobile application is proposed to process and analyze images, implementing the DLIB algorithm to map different face areas in healthy pediatric children, and those presenting cleft lip syndrome. Also, two repositories are created: 1. Contains all extracted facial features, 2. Stores training patterns to classify the severity level that the case presents. Finally, the Dendrite Morphological Neural Network (DMNN) algorithm was selected according to different aspects such as: one of the highest performance methods compared with MLP, SVM, IBK, RBF, easy implementation used in mobile applications with the most efficient landmarks mapping compared with OpenCV and Face detector.


Facial dystrophy Cleft lip Mobile technology Dendrite Morphological Neural Network 



Griselda Cortés and Mercedes Flores wish to thank COMECYT and Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Ecatepec (TESE) for its support in development of this project. The authors also thank Juan C. Guzmán, Itzel Saldivar and Diana López for their work and dedication to this project with which they aim to obtain the degree in computer systems engineering in TESE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de EcatepecEcatepec de MorelosMexico

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