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Crouzon's syndrome

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Craniostosis with widening of the skull and high forehead, ocular hypertelorism, exophthalmos, beaked nose, and hypoplasia of the maxilla.

Description

Craniostosis with widening of the skull and high forehead, ocular hypertelorism, exophthalmos, beaked nose, and hypoplasia of the maxilla. Crouzon first described the disturbance in a mother and a son with abnormal facial features presented to the Medical Society of Paris. Three years later he described a second kindred, in which seven persons in successive generations were affected. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.

Bibliography

  • L. E. O. Crouzon:
    Dysostose cranio-faciale héréditaire. Bulletins et mémoires de la Société des Médecins des Hôpitaux de Paris, 1912, 3 sér, 33: 545-555.

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