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Popliteal pterygium syndrome in a 74-year-old woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  998189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a 74-year-old woman with the rare popliteal pterygium syndrome is presented. This syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetrance and varying expression and consists of cleft lip and palate, lip pits, genital anomalies, popliteal pterygium, and malformations of the extremities. The various treatments our patient underwent over the years are reported. Treatment of popliteal pterygium involves special problems whem removing the skin fold because the nerve and vascular cords lie immediately anterior to the posterior fibrous cord. In the present case there are widespread arthrotic changes, both in the extremity joints and in the spine. These patients are short in stature. This, together with the general arthropathy, suggests a hereditary metabolic disturbance in the cartilaginous tissue.
L I Hansson; V Hansson; K Jonsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-29     Completed Date:  1977-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*,  radiography
Body Height
Cleft Lip / genetics
Cleft Palate / genetics,  radiography
Clubfoot / genetics,  radiography
Foot Deformities, Congenital
Genitalia, Female / abnormalities
Hand Deformities, Congenital
Knee Joint / abnormalities
Pterygium / genetics*,  radiography
Skin Abnormalities

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