Short philtrum

A short philtrum is a shorter than normal distance between the upper lip and the nose.

The face

The physical landmarks of the human face are very similar from one face to another.


The philtrum is the midline groove in the upper lip that runs from the top of the lip to the nose. The way the philtrum appears is determined genetically. In some syndromes this grove is shortened.



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