Multiple pterygium syndrome: A case report, comparison with fetal akinesia sequence and pterygium syndrome Multiple pterygium sendromu: Olgu sunumu, fetal akinezi sekansi ve pterygium sendromu ile karşilaştirilmasi

Kişlal F. M., Pinar R., CEYLANER S., Dilmen U., Cörüt N.

Guncel Pediatri, vol.7, no.2, pp.101-103, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Guncel Pediatri
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-103
  • Keywords: Multiple pterygium syndrome, Neonate
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Multiple pterygium syndrome (MPS) is characterized by abnormal facial appearance and skin folds on antecubital, cervical, popliteal, neck and interdigital areas and flexor contractures of joints. It is also known as pterygum colli syndrome, Escobar syndrome or pterygium syndrome. This case report describes an infant with MPS born as a twin with a 28-week-gestational period to an in vitro fertilized mother after 19 years of infertility period. All over the world, approximately 3 million births per year occur by means of assisted reproductive methods. Perinatal morbidity and mortality rate increase in pregnancies implemented by reproductive techniques. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case with multiple features of the MPS syndrome accompanying in-vitro fertilization. © The Journal of Current Pediatrics, published by Galenos Publishing. All rights reserved.