March 1980

Lip Pits, Cleft Lip and/or Palate, and Congenital Heart Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Hall) and Medicine (Dr Hall) and the Center for Inherited Diseases (Drs Pauli and Hall), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle; and the Division of Medical Genetics (Drs Pauli and Hall), Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle.

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(3):293-295. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130150047012

• Three individuals in whom lip pits and cleft lip and/or cleft palate were found in association with congenital heart disease are described. These individuals did not have the characteristics of previously delineated syndromes in which lip pits occur, including Vanderwoude syndrome, popliteal pterygium syndrome, and orodigitofacial dysostosis. Literature review failed to show any previously reported cases in which pits were observed in association with congenital heart disease.

(Am J Dis Child 134:293-295, 1980)