Other Names for this Disease
- BOFS syndrome
- Branchial clefts with characteristic facies growth retardation imperforate nasolacrimal duct and premature aging
- Branchio-oculo-facial syndrome
- Hemangiomatous branchial clefts-lip pseudocleft syndrome
Although some cases can be sporadic, most of the reported cases are inherited within families. BOFS is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means that one copy of the altered TFAP2A gene in each cell is sufficient to cause this condition.
Last updated: 6/23/2011
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