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hypertelorism

Tuesday 9 November 2004

Abnormal increase in the interorbital distance due to overdevelopment of the lesser wings of the sphenoid.

Etiology (exemples)

- craniosynostoses

  • Pfeiffer syndrome

- fetal immotility sequence (Pena-Shokeir syndrome)
- otopalatodigital syndrome type 2
- chromosomal diseases

See also

- telecanthus
- hypotelorism

Portfolio

  • Hypertelorism in a Pena-Shokeir syndrome
  • Hypertelorism in partial trisomy 19