Greek Warrior Helmet Facies (Wolf-hirschhorn Syndrome)

  • P Biswas RMO cum Clinical Tutor, Department of Paediatrics, Midnapur Medical College and Hospital, Paschim Midnapur
  • R Choudhury Junior Resident, Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata
  • S Gayen Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • D Guha RMO cum Clinical Tutor, Department of Paediatrics, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • S Roy Medical Officer, Department of Neonatology, R.G. Kar Medical College And Hospital, Kolkata
  • MK Dasgupta Professor, Department of Paediatrics, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
Keywords: Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome

Abstract

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is caused by a chromosomal deletion of the band 4p16.3 with characteristic craniofacial features -’Greek warrior helmet’5 facies (prominent glabella, hypertelorism, broad beaked nose and frontal bossing), high-arched eyebrows, protruding eyes, epicanthal folds, short philtrum, distinct mouth with downturned corners, micrognathia, dysplastic ears, preauricular tags. Till date there are very few case reports of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.Here we report a case that had characteristic dysmorphic facies (Figure 1) ‘Greek warrior helmet’ and was diagnosed as a case of WHS. But presence of Meningo-encephalocele and lissencephaly is rarely reported in literature in association with Wolf-hirschhorn syndrome till date.

J Nepal Paediatr Soc 2014;34(3):239-243

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i3.10289

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2015-04-08
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Biswas, P., Choudhury, R., Gayen, S., Guha, D., Roy, S., & Dasgupta, M. (2015). Greek Warrior Helmet Facies (Wolf-hirschhorn Syndrome). Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 34(3), 239-243. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i3.10289
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series