We present the clinical findings in two children with the Setleis bitemporal “forceps marks” syndrome. The striking features include the following: (1) bitemporal scarring, an anomaly that resembles forceps marks; (2) periorbital puffiness with wrinkling of the skin; (3) abnormalities of the eyebrows; (4) anomalles of the eyelashes; (5) flattening of the nasal bridge with a bulbous nasal tip; (6) increased mobility of the skin, associated with severely redundant facial soft tissue; and (7) normal growth and development. The evidence that suggests that this unusual syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion includes the following: (1) seven of the patients have come from the relatively isolated towns of San Sebastian and Aguadilla in Puerto Rico; (2) two sets of affected siblings have been described, and, in both cases, the siblings' Parents were normal; and (3) one of the children described herein is the product of a consanguineous mating. Although the pathogenetic mechanism Is unknown, Setleis syndrome is clearly inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|State||Published - Aug 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health