Hypodontia, impacted permanent teeth, spinal defects, and cardiomegaly in a previously diagnosed case of the Yunis-Varon syndrome.Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1992 Apr; 73(4):456-60.OS
The Yunis-Varon syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder with ectodermal and skeletal anomalies that include agenesis or hypoplasia of the clavicles, craniofacial disproportion with severe micrognathia, digital anomalies, prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, and neonatal death. Only 12 cases have been reported in the literature. Although neonatal death is a significant feature of this syndrome, two case reports describe children, both males, who were 30 months and 3 years of age at the time of investigation. The 30-month-old child was reexamined at 11 years of age, and had further clinical and radiologic features that included hypodontia, impacted permanent teeth, spinal defects, cardiomegaly, bilateral hearing loss, and metatarsus adductus. Children who survive the neonatal period and continue to thrive with many of the features of the Yunis-Varon syndrome as well as the new features described in this article may not have a distinct yet related syndrome.