Other Names for this Disease
- BOR syndrome
- Branchio oto renal syndrome
- Branchiootorenal dysplasia
- Melnick-Fraser syndrome
Your QuestionWhat is branchiootorenal syndrome? How can I learn more about this condition? How can I find a specialist?
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You can find more details regarding the signs and symptoms of branchiootorenal syndrome by visiting the Genetic Home Reference Web site at the following link:
People with hereditary hearing loss often require regular follow-up with a hearing specialist such as an audiologist to monitor stability or progression of the hearing loss.
Treatment of branchial fistulae or cysts may require surgery. For people with branchiootorenal syndrome and severe kidney malformations or complications, dialysis or kidney transplant may be required.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
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- Branchiootorenal syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=branchiootorenalsyndrome. Accessed 1/8/2010.
- What are the different ways in which a genetic condition can be inherited?. Genetics Home Reference Web site. September 23, 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/inheritance/inheritancepatterns. Accessed 9/24/2013.