Is Duane retraction syndrome part of the VACTERL association?
Authors Akar S, Gokyigit B, Kavadarli I, Demirok A
Received 23 December 2012
Accepted for publication 14 February 2013
Published 20 March 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 581—585
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Serpil Akar,1 Birsen Gokyigit,1 Isilay Kavadarli,2 Ahmet Demirok1
1Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Department, Prof Dr N Resat Belger Beyoglu Education and Research Eye Hospital, Istanbul, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Gaziantep, Kilis State Hospital, Kilis, Turkey
Abstract: We report here a patient with type 1 Duane’s retraction syndrome and multiple congenital abnormalities as a result of the VACTERL association. The presented combination of Duane’s retraction syndrome and the VACTERL association has not been reported in the literature. The present case was instructive for reviewing the continuous spectrum of ocular anomalies that accompany the VACTERL association.
Keywords: Duane’s retraction syndrome, VACTERL association, combination
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