Roberts Syndrome

Roberts Syndrome

Figure 3.170. This is a close-up view of the right upper extremity of the infant. The phocomelia has resulted in absence of humeri, radii, and ulnae. In Roberts' syndrome the malformed hands may have hypoplastic or absent thumbs and there may be abnormalities of the digits.

Figure 3.169. This infant with (pseudothalidomide syndrome) shows the tetraphocomelia. There is no cleft lip or palate, which would make the diagnosis the pseudothalidomide syndrome rather than Roberts' syndrome. The limb malformations are symmetric and more severe in the upper than in the lower limbs. Compare this infant to an infant exposed to maternal thalidomide in Volume I, Figure 3.23.

Figure 3.170. This is a close-up view of the right upper extremity of the infant. The phocomelia has resulted in absence of humeri, radii, and ulnae. In Roberts' syndrome the malformed hands may have hypoplastic or absent thumbs and there may be abnormalities of the digits.

Figure 3.171. The left hand of the same infant showing the pho-comelia with the abnormal hand and digits.

Hand Warts Newborns

Figure 3.172. The lower extremities of the infant show the less severe changes in that the femora, tibiae, and fibulae are hypoplastic and the feet are abnormal.

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