Miller Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • POADS

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Acrofacial Dysostosis, Postaxial Type
  • Acrofacial Dysostosis, Type Genee-Wiedep
  • Genee-Wiedemann Syndrome
  • Postaxial Acrofacial Dysostosis

General Discussion

Miller Syndrome, also known as postaxial acrofacial dysostosis, is an extremely rare genetic disorder that is apparent at birth (congenital). The disorder is characterized by distinctive craniofacial malformations occurring in association with abnormalities of the outer aspects of the forearms and lower legs (postaxial limb deficiency). Craniofacial malformations may include underdevelopment of the cheekbones (malar hypoplasia); an abnormally small jaw (micrognathia); incomplete closure of the roof of the mouth (cleft palate); small, protruding, "cup-shaped" ears; and/or absence of tissue from (colobomas) and/or drooping of the lower eyelids, exposing the conjunctivae, the thin, delicate mucous membranes that line the eyelids as well as a portion of the eyeballs (ectropion). In infants and children with Miller Syndrome, limb abnormalities may include incomplete development (hypoplasia), webbing (syndactyly), and/or absence of certain fingers and/or toes (e.g., the fifth digits and, in some cases, the fourth and third digits) and/or underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the bones on the "pinky" side (ulna) and, in some cases, the thumb side of the forearms (radius), causing the forearms to appear unusually short. Additional physical abnormalities may be present in some cases. Miller Syndrome is thought to be inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait.

Resources

Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Suite 517
Dallas, TX 75240
USA
Tel: (214)570-9099
Fax: (214)570-8811
Tel: (800)535-3643
Email: contactCCA@ccakids.com
Internet: http://www.ccakids.com

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
PO Box 11082
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tel: (423)266-1632
Fax: (423)267-3124
Tel: (800)332-2373
Email: faces@faces-cranio.org
Internet: http://www.faces-cranio.org

Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes
13210 SE 342nd Street
Auburn, WA 98092
USA
Fax: (253)288-7679
Tel: (800)507-3667
Email: dede@fnms.net
Internet: http://www.fnms.net

American Society for Deaf Children
800 Florida Avenue NE
2047
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Tel: (866)895-4206
Fax: (410)795-0965
Tel: (800)942-2732
TDD: (717)334-7922
Email: asdc@deafchildren.org
Internet: http://www.deafchildren.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Aniridia Network
109 Gavin Way
Colchester, CO4 9FR
UK
Tel: (+44) 01206 842 742
Email: hannah@aniridia.org
Internet: http://www.aniridia.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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Last Updated:  4/20/2008
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