wattles

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wattles 

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wattles

AESTHETIC MEDICINE, DERMATOLOGY  

A popular term for folds of loose tissue* on the ventral neck seen in patients with cutis laxa, which may be accompanied by a bloodhound-like face. They may also develop in adults as a normal part of the ageing process, seen in the right picture at 6 o’clock.

*Fancifully likened to wattles, the bilateral folds of tissue located at the neck of chickens, turkeys and related birds.

Synonym Dewlap jowls 

 

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