This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Pit in front of the ear
|Preauricular skin tag||0000384|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal localization of kidney||
Abnormal localisation of kidneys
|Abnormality of cardiovascular system morphology||0030680|
|Abnormality of the ribs||
Birth defect that causes a hole in the innermost layer at the back of the eye
|Downslanted palpebral fissures||
Downward slanting of the opening between the eyelids
Widely spaced eyes[ more ]
|Intellectual disability, mild||
Mental retardation, borderline-mild
Mild and nonprogressive mental retardation
Mild mental retardation[ more ]
|Intrauterine growth retardation||
Prenatal growth deficiency
Prenatal growth retardation[ more ]
Low or weak muscle tone
Absent/underdeveloped kidney[ more ]
Decreased body height
Small stature[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the genital system||
Genital defects[ more ]
Hearing defect[ more ]
Abnormally small eyeball
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormal heart morphology||
Abnormality of the heart
Abnormally shaped heart[ more ]
Growth issue[ more ]
Low set ears
Lowset ears[ more ]
Little lower jaw
Small lower jaw[ more ]
Missing kidney[ more ]
|Stenosis of the external auditory canal||0000402|
|Total anomalous pulmonary venous return||0005160|
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You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist. We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnosis includes other chromosomal disorders with overlapping phenotypes such as CHARGE syndrome and VACTERL/VATER association (see these terms).
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
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