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Medical Term:

ocular hypertelorism

Definition

increased width between the eyes due to an arrest in development of the greater wings of the sphenoid, thus fixing the orbits in the widely separated fetal position; autosomal dominant inheritance. Ocular hypertelorism is a feature of many syndromes. A distinct form [MIM*145410] shows other congenital defects such as hypospadias and esophageal anomalies.

Synonym(s): Greig syndrome, Opitz BBB syndrome, Opitz G syndrome

See Also: faciodigitogenital dysplasia

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