Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.


Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Van der Woude syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Cleft lip and/or palate with mucous cysts of lower lip
  • Lip pit syndrome
  • LPS
  • VDWS
  • VWS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.


Newline Maker

How is van der Woude syndrome inherited?

Van der Woude syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means that one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. In most cases, an affected person has one parent with the condition. Occasionally, an individual who has a copy of the altered gene does not show any signs or symptoms of the disorder.[1]
Last updated: 8/1/2011

  1. van der Woude syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. April 2008; Accessed 8/1/2011.