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Glossary for Summitt syndrome

  • 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.
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Dental symptoms: Symptoms affecting teeth or mouth area.
  • Epicanthal folds: Skin folds on the upper eyelid.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Hypogonadism: Medical term for a defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes).
  • Knock-knee: Knock-knee refers to a type of stance in which the knees are angled toward each other and touch but the ankles do not meet.
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Obesity-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to obesity or highly related to obesity.
  • Palate symptoms: Symptoms affecting the palate
  • Polydactyly: A rare deformity where the hands and/or feet have extra digits.
  • Syndactyly: Fusion of one or more fingers or toes. The digits may be joined simply by skin or the actual bones may be fused. The fusion may involve the whole digit or only a portion of it.
  • Weight conditions: Disorders affecting body weight, including overweight and underweight conditions.

 

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