What is Ablepharon Macrostomia Syndrome?

May 16 23:39 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a condition in which there is a malformation of skull, skin, fingers and genitals occur. It is also known as the AMS. It is a rare condition. It is basically an autosomal recessive disorder and is genetic in nature. The individuals which are affected also have a malformed nipples and abdominal wall. The young patients have difficulty in speaking the language and in few cases the mental retardation is also seen.

What are the symptoms of Ablepharon macrostomia syndrome?

They have short or no eyelids. They have no eyebrows and eyelashes. They have an abnormal external ear along with the loss of hairs.

What is the treatment of Ablepharon macrostomia syndrome?

It is mainly done with the help of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The surgery is mainly helpful in the correction of undescended testes.