Weyers acrodental dysostosis in a family


  • Supported in part by a grant from the DAAD (Deutscher akademischer Austauschdienst) to M.R.

Universitätskinderklinik Langenbeckstr. 1 6500 Mainz Federal Republic of Germany


A four generation family with postaxial Polydactyly of hands and feet and dental anomalies is reported. Lower and upper incisors were abnormal in shape and number. Additional findings were prominent ear anthelices, hypoplastic and dysplastic nails and mild shortness of stature. Inheritance was dominant with variable expression. It is proposed that the family presents the syndrome of acrofacial dysostosis described by Weyers in 1952. To differentiate it from other acrofacial dysostoses, we suggest naming the condition acrodental dysostosis.