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Orofaciodigital syndrome 4

Other Names for this Disease
  • Baraitser-Burn syndrome
  • OFD syndrome 4
  • OFD syndrome with tibial defects
  • OFD4
  • OFDS 4
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Orofaciodigital syndrome 4 is one of a group of related conditions that affect the development of the oral cavity (the mouth and teeth), facial features, and digits (fingers and toes).[1] Specific features, while variable, commonly include non-cancerous tumors (hamartomas) of the tongue, polydactyly of the hands and feet, severe clubfoot, and shortening and bowing of the middle portion of the lower leg (mesomelic limb shortening with tibial dysplasia). Orofaciodigital syndrome 4 is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.[2][3] The condition appears to be caused by mutations in the tectonic family member 3 gene (TCTN3).[3]
Last updated: 3/23/2013


  1. Oral-facial-digital syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). February 2010; Accessed 3/23/2013.
  2. Vazquez MP. Oral-facial-digital syndrome type 4. Orphanet. November 2009; Accessed 3/23/2013.
  3. Orofaciodigital Syndrome IV. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). September 2012; Accessed 3/23/2013.
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  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Orofaciodigital syndrome 4. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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