Opitz trigonocephaly syndrome presenting with sudden unexplained death in the operating room: A case report

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Abstract

Introduction. Opitz trigonocephaly C syndrome (OTCS) is a rare malformation syndrome with the following features: synostosis of metopic suture, craniofacial abnormalities, severe mental retardation and a multitude of pathological findings affecting almost every organ system. OTCS is associated with a high mortality rate. Case presentation. We describe the case of a Caucasian male baby who died at five months of age during surgical correction of the craniofacial anomaly. Conclusion: As previously reported, OTCS may have an increased mortality rate during craniofacial surgery. Careful evaluation of surgery risk-benefit ratio is warranted in such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number222
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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