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Other Names for this Disease
- Ear, patella, short stature syndrome
- Microtia, absent patellae, micrognathia syndrome
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Most people with Meier-Gorlin syndrome have all three characteristic features of this condition, including small ears, absent or underdeveloped kneecaps (patellae), and short stature. Additional features may include small head size, low-set ears, small mouth, full lips, cleft palate, small chin, and abnormalities of the genitalia or urinary tract. Affected individuals may experience feeding and breathing problems in early infancy. The OMIM database provides a full list of the signs and symptoms of Meier-Gorlin syndrome.
Last updated: 5/14/2012
- Bongers EM et al. Meier-Gorlin syndrome: report of eight additional cases and review. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2001; 102:115-124. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11477602. Accessed 5/14/2012.