ID#: 16353
This infant was born with an autosomal dominant disorder known as Apert’s syndrome, otherwise known as acrocephalosyndactyly. Note the deformation of the baby’s oral cavity, and nasal asymmetry. See PHIL 16352, and 16354, for other views of this infant’s symptoms. Apert's syndrome involves malformations of the cranium, face, hands and feet. Because the first branchial, or pharyngeal arch is involved, there is accompanying involvement of the maxilla, and mandible, and ear. There is also, a premature fusion of the cranial bones leading to abnormal bone growth.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. James Hanson
Creation Date: 1973
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