Unusual case of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome "type II"

Am J Med Genet. 1995 Apr 10;56(3):265-8. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.1320560305.


We describe a fetus with abnormalities suggestive, but not typical, of severe Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLO). Biochemical studies demonstrated that there was a defect of cholesterol biosynthesis similar to that recently discovered in children with SLO. The findings in this fetus extend even further the wide spectrum of abnormalities of the SLO phenotype, and emphasize that a genetic pathological examination and biochemical studies should always be undertaken on atypical cases, especially fetuses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*
  • Cholesterol / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors / genetics
  • Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors / pathology*
  • Male
  • Phenotype
  • Syndrome


  • Cholesterol