ABSTRACT: Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is a rare syndrome presenting with multiple congenital anomalies/mental retardation associated with low plasma cholesterol levels. The spectrum of severity extends from prenatal death with holoprosencephaly or other lethal malformations, to patients with minimal physical abnormalities and normal intelligence or minimal intellectual impairment. Congenital heart defect is found in half of the Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome patients. To our knowledge, the association of common atrium and Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome has not been described before in the medical literature. We present a 4-month-old infant case of such association.
Marmara Medical Journal. 01/2008;