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Glossary for Marden-Walker Syndrome

  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Dextrocardia: A rare anomaly where the heart is located on the right side of the chest instead of the normal left side of the chest. The condition is generally asymptomatic but is often associated with other abnormalities such as inverted location of other abdominal organs.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation: Slowly growing fetus in the womb during pregnancy
  • Large anterior fontanel: Large anterior fontanel is a condition in which the soft spot located toward front of the skull is bigger than usual.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Microcephaly: Small head circumference
  • Muckle-Wells syndrome: An inherited condition characterized by amyloidosis (protein deposits), deafness, hives and limb pain.
  • Multiple joint contractures: Multiple joint contractures are joint deformities caused by extreme stiffening of more than one joint that results in inability to fully extend the joints.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Small head: The occurrence of a head which is smaller than normal
  • Strabismus: Eyes not moving together properly


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