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Dysmorphic Syndromes

  1. Jean-Pierre Fryns,
  2. Hilde Van Esch

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005548



How to Cite

Fryns, J.-P. and Van Esch, H. 2006. Dysmorphic Syndromes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University Hospital of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Syndromes of facial dysmorphism may present very variable phenotypes even when the underlying molecular basis is similar. Several well-known craniofacial abnormalities have been found to be alleles at the same locus.


  • dysmorphism;
  • craniofacial;
  • development;
  • holoprosencephaly;
  • facial asymmetry;
  • craniosynostosis