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Moynahan's syndrome I

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A syndrome of growth, motor, and mental retardation, multiple symmetrical moles covering the entire surface of the body, small penis, cryptorchidism, and ovarian hypoplasia, and congenital mitral stenosis.


  • E. J. Moynahan:
    Multiple symmetrical moles, with psychic and somatic infantilism and genital hypoplasia. First male case of a new syndrome.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 1962, 55: 959-960.

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