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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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