Robinow Syndrome: With Special Emphasis on Dermatoglyphics and Hand Malformations (Split Hand)

Clin Dysmorphol. 1993 Jul;2(3):199-207.


Fourteen cases of Robinow syndrome are described with special emphasis on dermatoglyphics and hand malformations (split hands were detected in two, ectrodactyly with nail hypoplasia in one and hypoplastic extra middle finger in another one). Dermatoglyphic studies were performed on ten cases. Increased whorl patterns of the finger tips and a single large palmar hypothenar whorl pattern associated with distally displaced axial triradii were detected. These have not previously been described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Dermatoglyphics*
  • Face / abnormalities
  • Female
  • Hand Deformities, Congenital / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Syndrome