• metaphyseal and epiphyseal dysplasia;
  • congenital adrenal hypoplasia;
  • genital anomalies;
  • sensorineural hearing loss;
  • growth hormone (GH) deficiency


IMAGe syndrome is a rare condition, first reported by Vilain et al., in 1999, characterized by intrauterine growth restriction, metaphyseal dysplasia, congenital adrenal hypoplasia, and genital anomalies. Patients with this condition may present shortly after birth with severe adrenal insufficiency, which can be life-threatening if not recognized early and commenced on steroid replacement therapy. Other reported features in this condition include, hypercalciuria and/or hypercalcemia, craniosynostosis, cleft palate, and scoliosis. We report on a 7-year-old boy with IMAGe syndrome, who in addition to the features in the acronym also has bilateral sensorineural hearing loss which has not been reported in previously published cases of IMAGe syndrome. We discuss the clinical presentation in our patient and review the literature in this rare multisystem disorder. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.