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Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome in monozygotic twins: case report

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First Author: B.Sezgin Akcay TURKEY

Co Author(s):    A. Ergin   P. Ergin   G. Kiray   C. Unlu   E. Kardes   G. Erdogan

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To report clinical features of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) in monozygotic twins


Umraniye research and training hospital


Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a rare condition manifesting as a heterogeneous group of features. Of particular note are the ocular and dental features such as hypodontia, microdontia, taurodontism, enamel hypoplasia, conical-shaped teeth, shortened roots and delayed eruption.Two monozygotic twin brothers at three years of age with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) were referred to our center


Typical components of ARS were found in both patients, including iris anomaly, hypodontia, microdontia, conical-shaped teeth and umbilical herniation which has been surgically corrected. Intraocular pressures of the both patients were at normal ranges. Dilated fundus examination were revealed normal retinal examination .


Axenfeld rieger syndrome can be associated with glaucoma in 50 % of the cases. This is the second report described monozygotic twins with ARS in the international literature. FINANCIAL DISCLOUSRE: NONE

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