|Description:||This infant was born with an autosomal dominant disorder known as Apert’s syndrome, otherwise known as acrocephalosyndactyly, which involves malformations of the cranium, face, hands and feet. See PHIL 15116 and 15118, for two other views of this infant's condition.|
Because the first branchial arch is involved, there is accompanying involvement of the maxilla, and mandible. There is a premature fusion of the cranial bones leading to abnormal bone growth. Note the webbing of the fingers of his left and and toes on his left foot, also known as syndactyly.