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Definition

A rare autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by severe skeletal dysplasia, facial dysmorphic features, polycystic kidney disease and other visceral malformations. It may be lethal in utero or early in life. The skeletal features uniformly comprise a round pelvis, mesomelic shortening of the upper limbs and defective ossification of the cervical spine.

Acronym

GIKANIS

Synonyms

Polycystic kidney disease, Potter type I, with microbrachycephaly, hypertelorism, and brachymelia

Keywords

Congenital disorder of glycosylation