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Elschnig's syndrome

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A rare malformation syndrome of palpebral fissures extending laterally; lateral canthus displaced out and downward, and ectropion of the lower eyelid and of the lateral canthus. Frequently associated with hypertelorism, cleft palate and cleft lip. Symptoms and signs present from birth.


  • A. Elschnig:
    Zur Kenntnis der Anomalien der Lidspaltenform.
    Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Stuttgart, 1912, 50: 17-30.

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