Larsen syndrome associated with severe congenital hydrocephalus

Caksen H., Kurtoglu S.

GENETIC COUNSELING, vol.12, no.4, pp.369-372, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-372
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Larsen syndrome associated with severe congenital hydrocephalus: Larsen syndrome (LS) is characterized by the association of flattened facies with a prominent forehead, a depressed nasal bridge and hypertelorism, dislocation of hips, elbows and knees, equinovarus or valgus deformities of the feet, long and tapering fingers, normal intelligence. Hydrocephalus has rarely been reported in association with LS. In this article, a newborn infant with the classical features of LS and severe congenital hydrocephalus is presented. Our purpose was to emphasize the importance of congenital hydrocephalus in infants with LS and to highlight the management of cases of LS associated with congenital hydrocephalus.