This is an educational website meant for students, trainees and practitioners in medical and nursing profession. The photographs as well as the videos contained within it may not be appropriate to lay persons and to viewers who are not connected with medical field. It is particularly probable that some of the images may be disturbing or may look offensive to unconcerned personnel. This is material like what you would find in medical books in any library. Use the same discretion and judgment as you would for a book. By entering the site you acknowledge that you are in agreement with this statement and agree to view the contents.

The information provided in the Atlas is not intended to substitute informed medical advice. Medical students, postgraduate trainees in surgery as well as in pediatrics and General Practitioners may use this information to diagnose a clinical problem but they are simultaneously advised and encouraged to consult standard text books in the subject for detailed knowledge and for any questions or concerns they may have regarding the disease. Great care has been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information presented in this website and to describe generally accepted nomenclature. However, it is not possible to assure that this website contains complete, up-to-date information on any particular subject. Therefore, the author does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information for use for any particular purpose.

Most of the pictures included in this website were taken by the author either in his personal clinic or in the state government hospital where he worked. The parents of the patients were apprised, and pictures were taken after obtaining their consent. Due care was taken to hide the identity of the patient, as a sign of respect, by cropping the irrelevant portions of the picture and by inserting the black bar on the eyes. The purpose of the photograph was to show a particular medical condition, not to serve as a portrait. The author therefore disclaims any legal liability in this regard.