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Opitz G/BBB syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • BBB syndrome
  • G syndrome
  • GBBB syndrome
  • Hypertelorism hypospadias syndrome
  • Hypertelorism with esophageal abnormality and hypospadias
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How might Opitz G/BBB syndrome be treated?

Because of the wide range of signs and symptoms that may be present in affected individuals, management of Opitz G/BBB syndrome typically incorporates a multidisciplinary team consisting of various specialists. Treatment for the condition may include surgery for significant abnormalities involving the larynx, trachea and/or esophagus; surgical intervention as needed for hypospadias, cleft lip and/or cleft palate, and imperforate anus; therapy for speech problems; surgical repair as needed for heart defects; neuropsychological support; and possibly special education for many males with the  X-linked form of the condition.[1]
Last updated: 6/17/2011

  1. Germana Meroni. X-Linked Opitz G/BBB Syndrome. GeneReviews. June 20, 2007; Accessed 6/17/2011.

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