Familial occurrence of patent ductus arteriosus

L. J. Sletten, M. E.M. Pierpont

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We describe 7 relatives with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and a slightly unusual facial appearance with prominent midface with nose elongation and flattening of the nasal bridge, wide-set eyes, downturned palpebral fissures, mild ptosis, thickened lips, and apparently slightly low-set ears. Autosomal dominant inheritance is suggested in this family. Other families where affected members have PDA and a similar facial appearance and autosomal dominant inheritance were described previously by Char [1978: BD:OAS XIV (6B):303-305] and Temple [1992: Clin Dysmorphol 1:17-21].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995


  • Char syndrome
  • facial abnormalities
  • familial patent ductus arteriosus


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