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Goldberg-Shprintzen megacolon syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Goldberg-Shprintzen syndrome
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Goldberg-Shprintzen megacolon syndrome is a very rare genetic condition characterized by Hirschsprung disease, megacolon, small head, widely spaced eyes, cleft palate, short stature, and learning disability. This condition has been described in about 15 individuals to date. Some of the reported cases also had iris coloboma, hypotonia, epilepsy, and ptosis. One of the described patients had sparse scalp hair, a sloping forehead, sparse eyebrows, broad nasal bridge, large ears, pointed chin, ventricular septal defect, hypospadiassyndactyly between the second and third fingers, and clubfeet. This condition appears to be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and was found to be caused by mutations in the KIAA1279 gene.[1]
Last updated: 3/6/2013


  1. Goldberg-Shprintzen megacolon syndrome. Orphanet. March 2006; Accessed 10/6/2011.
  2. Drévillon L, Megarbane A, Demeer B, Matar C, Benit P, Briand-Suleau A, Bodereau V, Ghoumid J, Nasser M, Decrouy X, Doco-Fenzy M, Rustin P, Gaillard D, Goossens M, Giurgea I. KBP-Cytoskeleton Interactions Underlie Developmental Anomalies in Goldberg-Shprintzen Syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. Feb 19, 2013; Accessed 3/6/2013.
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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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