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Ocular abnormalities in the median cleft face syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  402078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 8-month-old infant boy with median facial cleft syndrome had eyelid coloboma, symblepharon, and a cytic mass in the left upper eyelid. The mass proved to be an ectatic cornea containing a large cystic lens. Maldevelopment of the entire anterior segment of the eye was also present, although the posterior globe was well formed. We postulate that an area of localized abnormal mesodermal differentiation and fusion at the 17- to 20-mm stage of development served as a common mechanism for all the defects noted.
J A Kinsey; B W Streeten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-01     Completed Date:  1977-04-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple* / pathology
Cleft Lip / complications,  pathology
Cleft Palate / complications,  pathology
Coloboma / complications
Cornea / abnormalities
Craniofacial Dysostosis / complications*
Eye / pathology
Eye Abnormalities*
Eyelids / abnormalities
Face / abnormalities*
Hypertelorism / complications*,  pathology
Nose / pathology
Nose Deformities, Acquired
Orbit / pathology
Skull / abnormalities,  pathology
Tissue Adhesions

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