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Microcephalic osteodysplastic dysplasia, Saul-Wilson type

Disease definition

Microcephalic osteodysplastic dysplasia, Saul-Wilson type is a skeletal dysplasia characterized by a distinct facial phenotype, short stature, brachydactyly, clubfoot deformities, cataracts, and microcephaly. It has been described in four patients. Facial features include frontal bossing with a depression over the metopic suture, a narrow nasal root with a beaked nose, and midfacial hypoplasia with prominent eyes. Characteristic radiographic findings are observed (irregularities of the vertebral bodies, hypoplasia of the odontoid process, short phalanges, coning several epiphyses etc.).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q78.8
  • ICD-11: LD24.D
  • OMIM: 618150
  • UMLS: C4509877
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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