We appreciate the comments from Dr Lansink and colleagues regarding our photo essay on the 13q deletion syndrome.1 As outlined previously, the manifestations of this syndrome can include growth and mental retardation, holoprosencephaly, microcephaly, retinoblastoma, colobomata, microphthalmia, hypertelorism, large and low-set ears, prominent nasal bridge, cardiac defects, gastrointestinal and urogenital malformations, and distal limb anomalies.2
Schocket LS, Beaverson KL, Rollins IS, Abramson DH. Variable Expression of Ophthalmological Findings in the 13q Deletion Syndrome—Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(1):128. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.1.128-a
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