Carpenter's syndrome


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Carpenter's syndrome

 [kahr´pen-terz]
an inherited autosomal recessive disorder characterized by conical deformity of the head, extra fingers and toes, short fingers and toes, mental retardation, mild obesity, hypogonadism, and other anomalies. Called also acrocephalopolysyndactyly, type II.
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