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Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Arthrogryposis distal type 7
  • Distal arthrogryposis type 7
  • Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
  • Hecht syndrome
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Overview


Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome is a disorder of muscle development and function.[1] It is characterized by short muscles and tendons resulting in limited range of motion of the hands, legs, and mouth.[1] Both sporadic occurrence and autosomal dominant inheritance have been reported in the medical literature.[1] The most serious complications of the condition occur as a result of the limited mobility of the mouth.[2] Treatment may involve surgical correction and physical therapy.[1][2] 
Last updated: 4/13/2011

References

  1. Carlos R, Contreras E, Cabrera J. Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome (Hecht-Beals' syndrome): case report and literature review. Oral Dis. 2005 May;
  2. Lefaivre JF, Aitchison MJ. Surgical correction of trismus in a child with Hecht syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Mar;
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