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Weyers-Fülling syndrome

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An ectodermal dysplasia combining multiple oculodentofacial abnormalities due to unknown embryonal damage.

Description

An ectodermal dysplasia combining multiple oculodentofacial abnormalities due to unknown embryonal damage. Features include hypoplasia of the dental root congenital teeth (dentes natales) and an early loss of the teeth. Abnormalities of the eye include congenital cataract, microphthalmia and glaucoma. Peculiar facies with short philtrum, crooked nose, relative micrognathia, and incomplete closure of the frontozygomatic suture.

Bibliography

  • H. Weyers, G. Fülling:
    Dysplasia dento-facialis, ein neues Ektodermalsyndrom.
    Zahnmed. Bild., 1963, 4: 25-32.

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