Baller-Gerold syndrome associated with dextrocardia

Department of Pediatrics, Yuzuncu Yil University School of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
Genetic counseling (Geneva, Switzerland) (Impact Factor: 0.44). 01/2011; 22(1):69-74.
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Baller-Gerold Syndrome (BGS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that is apparent at birth. The disorder is characterized by distinctive malformations of the skull and facial area and bones of the forearms and hands. We report a 4 year old boy in whom the clinical features of craniosynostosis and bilateral absent thumbs and radii led to a diagnosis of Baller-Gerold syndrome. Physical examination revealed that the heart was localized to the right side. Echocardiography confirmed dextrocardia. Dextrocardia has not previously been reported with Baller-Gerold syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Baller-Gerold syndrome associated with dextrocardia.

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