Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Camacho FLA, Nualart L, Capdevila LR
Escobar syndrome or multiple pterygium syndrome.Case report
Acta Ortop Mex 2006; 20 (5)

Language: Español
References: 6
Page: 214-216
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Multiple pterygium syndrome was first described by Bussière in 1902; in 1978 Víctor Escobar described fully this syndrome, which is currently known as Escobar syndrome. It is an autosomal recessive disorder whose pathophysiology is still unknown. The following entities should be considered when making the differential diagnosis: multiple congenital arthrogryposis, popliteal pterygium, and isolated pterygium. Treatment consists basically of physical therapy and surgery. A total of 100 cases have been reported and this is why we report this case.

Key words: arthrogryposis, joint, contracture, abnormalities.