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J Med Genet. 1990 December; 27(12): 784–787.
PMCID: PMC1017284

Normal growth and development in a child with Baller-Gerold syndrome (craniosynostosis and radial aplasia).


The cardinal features of the Baller-Gerold syndrome (MIM *21860) are craniosynostosis and radial aplasia. Only 12 cases have been published and these are roughly divisible into two groups: cases without any additional abnormalities and cases with a broad range of additional features. We describe a boy with craniosynostosis and radial aplasia alone and highlight genetic counselling difficulties presented by a sporadic case of this rare syndrome.

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