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Glossary for Montefiore syndrome

  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Craniosynostosis: A defect involving the fusion of one or more bones in the skull before it has finished growing which affects the head size and shape and can affect the growth of the brain. The defect is often associated with other conditions. Symptoms are determined by which skull bones are prematurely fused.
  • Droopy eye-lid: Droopiness of the eyelids (ptosis)
  • Hand conditions: Any condition that affects the hand
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • High arched palate: A condition where the roof of the mouth is higher in the mouth than normal.
  • Inguinal hernia: Protrusion of the intestines out of the groin area.
  • Jaw symptoms: Symptoms affecting the jaw
  • Joint hypermobility: Increased movement of the joints with a predisposition to being dislocated.
  • Long thin fingers: Long thin fingers are fingers that are unusually elongated and slim.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Premature fusion of skull bones: Premature fusion of skull bones refers to abnormally early closure of a baby's soft spots in the skull.
  • Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome: A rare malformations syndrome characterized by abnormalities such as small head, eye problems, poor muscle tone, hearing problems and Hirschsprung megacolon where defective intestinal muscles are unable to move stool efficiently through the intestines.


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