Lethal omphalocele-cleft palate syndrome

Last revised by Dr Vincent Tatco on 27 Jul 2022

Lethal omphalocele-cleft palate syndrome is, as the name suggests, characterized by the association of omphalocele and cleft palate

Prevalence is assumed to be <1 per 1,000,000. It has been postulated that this syndrome is likely to be an autosomal recessive condition 1.

History and etymology

Czeizel described this syndrome for the first time in three daughters born of normal non-consanguineous parents 1.

 

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