[Morning Glory Disc Anomaly Und Frontonasal Dysplasia]

Ophthalmologe. 2007 Aug;104(8):709-12. doi: 10.1007/s00347-007-1488-y.
[Article in German]


Morning glory disc anomaly (MGDA) is a rare congenital malformation of the optic disc, which can be associated with midline craniofacial abnormalities, such as basal encephalocele. A female neonate presented with MGDA in the right eye, pendular nystagmus, hypertelorism, a flattened nasal root and cleft lip and palate. MRI revealed a basal encephalocele, agenesis of the corpus callosum and ventricular enlargement. MGDA combined with midline facial clefting should always lead to the suspicion of a basal encephalocele.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
  • Cleft Lip / diagnosis*
  • Cleft Palate / diagnosis*
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nose / abnormalities*
  • Optic Disk / abnormalities*