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Pallister's syndrome

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A syndrome of abnormal development of the ulna, forearms, mammary glands, axillary apocrine glands, teeth, palate, vertebrae, and urogenital system. Absence of body odor and axillary sweating; absence of breast tissue and hypoplasia of nipples and areolas. Both sexes. Etiology unknown. Autosomal dominant inheritance.


  • P. D. Pallister, J. Herrmann, J. M. Opitz:
    Studies of malformation syndromes in man XXXXII: A pleiotropic dominant mutation affecting skeletal, sexual and apocrine-mammary development.
    Birth Defects Original Article Series, New York, 1976, XII(5): 247-254.
  • A. Schinzel:
    Ulnar-mammary syndrome.
    Journal of Medical Genetics, London, 1987, 24: 778-781.
  • A. Schinzel, R. Illig, A. Prader:
    The ulnar-mammary syndrome: an autosomal dominant pleiotropic gene.
    Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen, 1987, 32: 160-168.

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