Journal article

DISTINCT SKELETAL ABNORMALITIES IN 4 GIRLS WITH SHPRINTZEN-GOLDBERG SYNDROME

LC ADES, LL MORRIS, RC POWER, M WILSON, EA HAAN, JF BATEMAN, DM MILEWICZ, DO SILLENCE

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS | WILEY-LISS | Published : 1995

Abstract

We describe 4 girls with Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome. Skeletal abnormalities common to 3 of them include bowing of long bones (with a variable degree of progression over time), flare of the metaphyses, a large anterior fontanel with persistent patency into the second to fourth years of life, 13 pairs of ribs, distinct vertebral abnormalities which were absent neonatally but evolved by the second year of life, and progressive osteopenia. These abnormalities were generalized and, in one case, progressive over the first few years of life. Communicating hydrocephalus was present in all 4 cases. The eldest, an 11-year-old girl, had additional anomalies not reported previously in this syndrome, i..

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