Wildervanck syndrome, also known as cervico-ocular-acoustic dysplasia, consists of the triad of:
- Klippel-Feil syndrome
- congenital ossicular anomalies: usually diffuse ossicular ankylosis and sensorineural deafness.
- Duane syndrome: an ocular motility disturbance due to fibrosis of the extraocular muscles
This syndrome occurs more commonly in girls than boys.
History and etymology
This condition is named after L S Wildervanck, Dutch human geneticist, who first described the condition in 1952 2.
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