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Cardiovascular anomalies in Seckel syndrome: report of two patients and review of the literature

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 August 2021

Yasemin Nuran Donmez*
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
Dilek Giray
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
Serdar Epcacan
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
Emine Goktas
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Genetics, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
Ebru Aypar
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
*
Author for correspondence: Yasemin N. Donmez, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey. Tel: +90 533 646 93 90. E-mail: yaseminnurandonmez@gmail.com.

Abstract

Seckel syndrome is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder also known as bird headed dwarfism”. It is characterised by proportional short stature, low birth weight, dysmorphic facial appearance, and mental retardation. In addition to its dysmorphic features, skeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, haematologic, genitourinary, and nervous system has been involved. Cardiovascular features very rarely associate with Seckel syndrome. We report two patients with Seckel syndrome, one with dilated cardiomyopathy and the other with multiple ventricular septal defects. Dilated cardiomyopathy and isolated ventricular septal defect have not been previously reported in Seckel syndrome. Cardiovascular evaluation should be performed in all patients with Seckel syndrome. Early diagnosis of congenital and acquired heart diseases will reduce morbidity and mortality in these patients.

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