Spectrum of features in pterygium syndrome

Sanjay Y. Parashar*, Peter J. Anderson, Neil McLean, Marzoeki Djohansjah, David J. David

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Pterygium syndrome is a complex and rare congenital deformity that consists of contractures involving multiple flexural surfaces and associated craniofacial anomalies. It often has associated conditions, including anomalies of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. It may present in different forms, including multiple pterygium syndrome of Escobar, lethal multiple pterygium syndrome, popliteal pterygium syndrome, lethal popliteal syndrome (Bartsocas-Papas syndrome) and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. The clinical presentation, multidisciplinary management and the long-term outcome in three patients with this condition are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Congenital deformity
  • Pterygium syndrome


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