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Facial asymmetry with colon atresia

Gregersen, Nerine

doi: 10.1097/01.mcd.0000175604.03221.ad
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This case report describes an unusual combination of birth defects in a black South African child presenting with colon atresia, facial symmetry due to facial microsomia and brain abnormalities. The suspected aetiology is thought to be vascular disruption in the late embryonic period.

National Health Laboratory Services and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Correspondence and requests for reprints to Dr Nerine Gregersen, Department of Human Genetics, National Health Laboratory Services and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, P O Box 1038, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

Tel: +27 11 489 9216; fax: +27 11 489 9226;

e-mail: nerine.gregersen@nhls.ac.za

Received 4 July 2005 Accepted 8 July 2005

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.