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Two sisters with a syndrome of ocular, skeletal, and abdominal abnormalities (OSA syndrome).
  1. R Mingarelli,
  2. A Castriota Scanderbeg,
  3. B Dallapiccola
  1. Cattedra di Genetica Medica, Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.


    Two adult sisters are described who had a unique association of facial, ocular, and skeletal defects, and abdominal muscle hypoplasia, indicating autosomal recessive inheritance. Many of these features overlap those previously found in other malformation syndromes. However, the constellation of defects observed in these patients appears to represent a previously unreported syndrome and autosomal recessive inheritance is likely.

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