The Coffin-Siris Syndrome

Walter W. Tunnessen, Julia A. Mcmillan, Mark B. Levin

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We present the sixth reported case of the Coffin-Siris syndrome. This disorder is characterized by the absence of the nails of the fifth fingers and toes, severe mental and developmental retardation, and postnatal growth deficiency. Feeding and respiratory problems are prominent features. The Dandy-Walker malformation was found at autopsy in our patient. This malformation was also present in the only other patient with this syndrome whose autopsy has been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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