Campomelia, Cumming type, is characterized by the association of limb defects and multivisceral anomalies.
The syndrome has been reported in eight infants from four different families.
Skeletal features include tetramelic campomelia and short long bones. Extraskeletal manifestations may include cervical lymphocele, generalized hydrops, polycystic kidneys, pancreas and liver, fibrotic liver or pancreas, polysplenia, heterotaxia (see this term), lung hypoplastia, short bowel. All newborns reported so far were either stillborn or died shortly after birth.
In one of the affected families, three sibs with identical features born to first-cousin parents have been reported, suggestive of autosomal recessive mode of inheritance.
Last update: July 2009