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Three Cases of Apert Syndrome (Acrocephalosyndactyly)

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1994;37(8):1149-1155.
Published online August 15, 1994.
Three Cases of Apert Syndrome (Acrocephalosyndactyly)
Young Sil Ahn, Jong Won Lee, Jin Keon Bang, Doo Bong Lee
Department of Pediatrics, St. Francisco General Hospital, Seoul ,Korea
Apert 증후군(Acrocephalosyndactyly) 3례
안영실, 이종원, 방진건, 이두봉
방지거 병원 소아과
Abstract
Apert syndrome is an uncommon, congenital disorder characterised by malformation of the skull, most often acrocephaly or oxycephaly, in association with symmetrical syndactyly of both hands and feet. It is due to disturbance in the growth of bone and soft tissue affecting principally the head, the hands and the feet. The original description was presented by Troquart in 1886, and acrocephalosyndactyly was named by Apert in 1906. Since then, more than 200 cases have been reported in the world upto 1970. Recently, we have experienced three cases for typical Apert syndrome and made a brief related literature review.
Key Words: apert syndrome, acrocephaly, syndactyly


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