Further delineation of the Kapur-Toriello syndrome

Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Apr;152A(4):1013-5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.33349.


The Kapur-Toriello syndrome (KTS) is a rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome, with presumed autosomal recessive inheritance based on the initial report of affected siblings. Here we report on a female with multiple anomalies, including cleft lip and palate, coloboma, mental retardation with cerebral atrophy, and imperforate anus who, upon re-evaluation at 30 months, was recognized to have a columella that extended below the nares. This distinctive finding prompted the diagnosis of KTS. This is the 5th report of KTS, and the second female. Interestingly, both female cases also manifest an ano/rectal malformation, suggesting that this should be considered a component manifestation of this rare syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*
  • Adult
  • Cleft Lip / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Nose / abnormalities
  • Pregnancy
  • Syndrome