The term frontonasal dysplasia was coined by Sedano et al. to describe a constellation of findings limited to the face and head. The disorder is defined as. Frontonasal Dysplasia, also known as Median Cleft Face Syndrome, is a condition in which the nose has a flat, wide appearance, and the eyes may be wide-set. Frontonasal dysplasia (FND) is a congenital malformation of the midface. For the diagnosis of FND, a patient should present at least two of the following  ‎Classification · ‎Signs and symptoms · ‎Cause · ‎Diagnostics.


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Frontonasal dysplasia-2 FND-2 This form of fronotonasal dysplasia is characterized by dysplasia frontonasal large skull defect and a premature fusion of the coronal suture coronal craniosynostosis.

Frontonasal dysplasia

Features of this disorder include widely spaced eyes ocular hypertelorism and severely depressed nasal bridge and ridge. Affected individuals may experience broad variations in hair development ranging from rapid hair loss and the absence of hair, dysplasia frontonasal, eyelashes and body hair total alopecia dysplasia frontonasal either normal hair or unusual hair growth on the face facial hipertrichosis.

Males with this form often have genital abnormalities, such as absence of one or both testes from the scrotum cryptorchidism. There is a partial or complete absence of the corpus callosum, which connects the dysplasia frontonasal hemispheres of the brain agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Patients will have varying degrees of intellectual disability. Frontonasal dysplasia-3 FND-3 Features of frontonasal dysplasia-3 include missing eyes anophthalmia or very small eyes microphthalmiaas well as low set dysplasia frontonasal that are rotated backwards.

FND3 is often associated with the most severe abnormalities; however the characteristics and severity vary from person to person. Rarely, infants dysplasia frontonasal frontonasal dysplasia may also exhibit a form of cyanotic congenital heart disease tetralogy of Fallot. For dysplasia frontonasal information on tetralogy of Fallot, see the Related Disorders section of this report.

A subtype of frontonasal dysplasia called acromelic frontonasal dysplasia has been described in which central nervous system CNS and skeletal anomalies are combined with the craniofacial anomalies.

Frontonasal Dysplasia - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

Dandy-Walker Malformation is characterized dysplasia frontonasal absence agenesis of part of the brain cerebellar vermis and an abnormally large space at the back of the brain cystic dilatation of the 4th ventricle.

Other associated CNS anomalies are absence agenesis of the part of the brain that connects the two cerebral hemispheres corpus callosum ; protrusion dysplasia frontonasal part of the brain and membranes that cover the brain meninges through an abnormal gap in the skull encephalocele ; abnormally wide ventricles in the brain that inhibit the flow of cerebral spinal fluid hydrocephalus ; protrusion of only the meninges through a defect in the skull meningocele and intellectual disability.

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The associated skeletal anomalies include an underdeveloped or absent tibia bone, extra toes preaxial polydactyly of the feetand clubfoot talipes. Males affected with acromelic frontonasal dysplasia sometimes have undescended testes. The abnormal development can also interfere with the formation of the skull and other dysplasia frontonasal structures dysplasia frontonasal.


Recessive genetic disorders occur when an individual inherits two copies of an abnormal gene from the same trait, one dysplasia frontonasal each parent. If an individual inherits one dysplasia frontonasal gene and one gene for the disease, the person will be a carrier for the disease but usually will not show symptoms.

The risk is the same for males and females.

All individuals carry abnormal genes. Parents who are close relatives consanguineous have higher change than unrelated parents to both carry the same abnormal gene, which increases the risk to have children with a recessive genetic disorder.

FND-2 is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Dominant genetic disorders occur when only a dysplasia frontonasal copy of an abnormal gene is necessary to cause a particular disease. dysplasia frontonasal

The abnormal gene can be inherited from either parent of can be the result of a new mutation gene change in the affected individual. In some individuals, the disorder is due to a spontaneous de novo genetic mutation that occurs in the egg dysplasia frontonasal sperm cell.

In such situations, the disorder is dysplasia frontonasal inherited from the parents. A person who carries a single copy of the ALX4 gene usually has enlarged openings foramina in the parietal bones only.

Severe cranial defects, facial abnormalities associated with hair and genital malformations summarized above for FND-2 occur when an dysplasia frontonasal inherits two copies of the abnormal ALX4 gene, one from each parent. Affected Populations Frontonasal dysplasia is a very rare disorder that affects males and females in equal numbers.


The number of people affected by this disorder is not known.

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