Van der Woude syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Cleft lip and/or palate with mucous cysts of lower lip
- Cleft lip/palate with mucous cysts of lower lip
- Lip pit syndrome
- Lip-pit syndrome
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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.
Last updated: 8/1/2011
- van der Woude syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. April 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/van-der-woude-syndrome. Accessed 8/1/2011.