OMIA 000237-9615 : Cranioschisis in Canis lupus familiaris

In other species: pig , cattle , sheep

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A cleft in the skull involving one or more of the bones of the cranial cavity. If meninges (the membranes covering the brain) protrude through the cleft, the disorder is called meningocele. If meninges and brain tissue protrudes, it is called encephalocele or meningo-encephalocele. Since these terms are often used interchangably, all categories have been combined into this one entry.


1952 Pullig, T. :
Inheritance of a skull defect in Cocker Spaniels Journal of Heredity 43:97-99, 1952.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005