The striking feature of this syndrome is the trigonocephaly, produced by the cranial metopic suture (or synostosis). Therefore, this disease is also known as Opitz Trigonocephaly Syndrome.

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Other characteristic features are the wide, flat nasal bridge with a short nose, hypertelorism, high arched palate, gum hypertrophy, strabismus, malformed fingers and toes and genitals abnormalities.

This is a very severe condition, being the most critical stage the two first years of life, on which there is a high mortality rate.

In general, children have a high degree of mental retardation, feeding difficulties and problems in motor development.

Although this syndrome was described by Dr. John M Opitz in 1969, the gene responsible for the disease are still unknown.

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