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Hecht-Scott syndrome (Jacqueline T. Hecht)

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A syndrome characterised by terminal transverse defects of the limbs associated with congenital heart malformations.

Description

A syndrome characterised by terminal transverse defects of the limbs associated with congenital heart malformations. The principal abnormalities of the limbs are acheiria, apodia, hemumelia, oligosyndactyly, and tibial bowing are the. Probably a familial syndrome, transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait.

Bibliography

  • J. T. Hecht, C. I. Scott, Jr:
    Limb deficiency syndrome in half-sibs.
    Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen, 1981, 20: 432-437.

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