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Managing the child with a diagnosis of Moebius syndrome: more than meets the eye
  1. Victoria H McKay1,
  2. Leila L Touil2,
  3. Dagan Jenkins3,
  4. Adel Y Fattah2
  1. 1Department of Clinical Genetics, Cheshire and Merseyside Regional Clinical Genetics Service, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Regional Paediatric Burns and Plastic Surgery Service, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3Clinical and Molecular Genetics Units, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Victoria H McKay, Department of Clinical Genetics, Cheshire and Merseyside Regional Clinical Genetics Service, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK; Victoria.mckay{at}lwh.nhs.uk

Abstract

Moebius syndrome (MBS) is a congenital, non-progressive facial and abducens nerve palsy in the presence of full vertical gaze and may be associated with limb abnormalities and craniofacial dysmorphisms. MBS is now defined as a disorder of rhombencephalic maldevelopment and recent gene discoveries have shown this to be a dominant disorder in a subset of patients. Accurate diagnosis and management by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in congenital facial palsy is paramount.

  • Moebius syndrome
  • Möbius sequence
  • management
  • minimum diagnostic criteria
  • rhombencephalic maldevelopment

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