Hay-Wells Syndrome


Tor A. Shwayder, M.D., P.O. Box 697, Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624.


Abstract: Hay-Wells syndrome is an autosomal dominant constellation of facial clefting, ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum (fused eyelids), and ectodermal defects. Our patient, a child who had these unusual features at birth, led us to consider possible differential diagnoses based on clinical features and review of the literature.