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cervicooculoacoustic syndrome


Definition: a disorder characterized by a congenitally short neck with fused cervical vertebrae (Klippel-Feil anomaly), sixth cranial nerve paralysis with retraction of the eye globe and narrowing of the palpebral fissure on adduction (Duane syndrome), and sensorineural deafness; inheritance is thought to be multifactorial with limitation to females.

Synonym(s): Wildervanck syndrome

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