Low birth weight dwarfism with mental retardation, large eyes, a beaklike nose, narrow face, receding mandible, and dental anomalies are the specific features of `bird-headed dwarf of Seckel'. The following case report presents details of a Seckel dwarf with familial occurrence of the trait and, thus supports an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. In addition, the possible significance of dental alterations is noted.
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↵* Division of Oral Pathology, University of Detroit and Division of Dental Research, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
↵† Department of Orthodontics, University of Detroit, Michigan, USA.
↵‡ Department of Growth and Development, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
↵** Division of Dental Research, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA.