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Hertwig-Weyers syndrome

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This inheritable meso-ectodermal developmental disturbance is a rare combination of ulnar and fibular defects (less common) associated with reduced sternal segments, antecubital pterygia, and congenital malformations of the kidneys and spleen. Variable features include cleft lip and cleft palate, maxillary hypoplasia, dental deformities, and hypoplastic acromial end of the clavicle. Present from birth.


  • P. Hertwig:
    Sechs neue Mutationen bei der Hausmaus in ihrer Bedeutung für allgemeine Vererbungsfragen.
    Zeitschrift für menschliche Vererbungs- und Konstitutionslehre, Berlin, 1942, 26: 1-21.
  • H. Grebe:
    Erbpathologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft.
    Der Erbarzt, 1943, 11: 152-155.
  • H. Weyers:
    Das Oligodactylie-Syndrom des Menschen und seine Parallelmutation bei der Hausmaus.
    Annales paediatrici, Basel, 1957, 189: 351-370.

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