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Branchiooculofacial syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • BOFS syndrome
  • Branchial clefts with characteristic facies growth retardation imperforate nasolacrimal duct and premature aging
  • Hemangiomatous branchial clefts-lip pseudocleft syndrome
  • Lip pseudocleft-hemangiomatous branchial cyst syndrome
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  • I would like information on branchiooculofacial syndrome. My son was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, low-set ears with dimpled ear lobes, and some type of odd lesions in the branchial sinus area on one side and a pit on the other. His sister has an odd raised line on her neck in the same place and also has the dimpled ear-lobes, which led me to believe its a genetic issue. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • BOFS syndrome
  • Branchial clefts with characteristic facies growth retardation imperforate nasolacrimal duct and premature aging
  • Hemangiomatous branchial clefts-lip pseudocleft syndrome
  • Lip pseudocleft-hemangiomatous branchial cyst syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.