A syndrome of recurrent nasal polyposis with broadening of the nose due to polyps in early childhood, frontal sinus aplasia, bronchiectasis, and dyscrinia (production of highly-viscous mucus). Also described as deforming nasal polyposis in child with mental retardation. The syndrome appears to be hereditary.
We thank Joseph Constantin, France, for information submitted.
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