It is possible that the main title of the report Saethre Chotzen Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome belongs to a group of rare genetic disorders known as "acrocephalosyndactyly" disorders. All are characterized by premature closure of the fibrous joints (cranial sutures) between certain bones of the skull (craniosynostosis), causing the top of the head to appear pointed (acrocephaly), and/or webbing or fusion (syndactyly) of certain fingers or toes (digits). Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is also known as acrocephalosyndactyly type III.
In many infants with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, cranial sutures may fuse unevenly, causing the head and face to appear somewhat dissimilar from one side to the other (craniofacial asymmetry). Additional malformations of the skull and facial (craniofacial) region may also be present, such as widely spaced eyes (ocular hypertelorism) with unusually shallow eye cavities (orbits); drooping of the upper eyelids (ptosis); and abnormal deviation of one eye in relation to the other (strabismus). Some affected individuals may also have a "beaked" nose; deviation of the partition that separates the nostrils (deviated nasal septum); small, low-set, malformed ears; and an underdeveloped upper jaw (hypoplastic maxilla). The disorder is also associated with malformations of the hands and feet, such as partial fusion of soft tissues (cutaneous syndactyly) of certain fingers and toes (digits); unusually short digits (brachydactyly); and broad great toes. Although intelligence is usually normal, some affected individuals may have mild to moderate mental retardation. Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Children's Craniofacial Association
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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
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FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
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National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction
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