[Multiple pterygium syndrome in children. 7 cases].

  title={[Multiple pterygium syndrome in children. 7 cases].},
  author={Bertrand Fenoll and Pierre Rigault and Pierre Maroteaux and Jean Paul Padovani and Gwenael Guyonvarch and Yvon Durand},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  volume={76 2},
Seven children have been observed and treated for a multiple pterygia syndrome. The characteristics of this affection which is rare and mostly transmitted as an autosomal recessive, are: a growth retardation, a facial dysmorphia, pterygia resulting in flexion deformities, and anomalies of hands, feet and external genitale. But the severity of the syndrome is linked with the spine malformation, whose fusions produce severe and precocious deformities. This syndrome must be differentiated from the… CONTINUE READING