Table 1

There is considerable overlap between the autosomal dominant and recessive forms of Robinow syndrome. The recessive Robinow syndrome tends to be more severe as can be seen in the table below (modified from Robinow8)

Autosomal recessiveAutosomal dominant
Shorter stature −2 SD or lessHeight short or normal
Very marked shortening of armsSlight shortening of arms
Radial head dislocationNo radial head dislocation
Tented upper lipNormal upper lip
10% mortalityNo excess mortality