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Med Sci Monit 1999; 5(6): CR1151-1157
We observed multiple malformations of different organs in 68 children with microtia. 37% of our patients presented facial anomalies, 85% spinal malformations and 22% renal anomalies. Only 8 of the children (12%) presented unilateral microtia, hemifacial hypoplasia, a spinal anomaly and malformation of at least one kidney.The coexistence of these abnormalities allowed us to diagnose the oto-facio-skeleto-renal syndrome.