Multiple pterygium syndrome Escobar type
Other Names for this Disease
- Escobar syndrome
- Multiple pterygium syndrome nonlethal type
- Pterygium syndrome
- Multiple pterygium syndrome
- Pterygium colli syndrome
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There is currently no cure for multiple pterygium syndrome, Escobar type. As a result treatment is aimed at managing the associated symptoms. Orthopedics should be involved for issues arising from scoliosis. Infections should be treated promptly. Contracture releases have been performed with variable outcome. Physical therapy is important to help minimize contractures. When ptosis (droopy eyelids) is present, the patient should be referred to ophthalmology. Patients should also be referred to audiology due to the risk of conductive hearing loss.
Last updated: 8/13/2009
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