Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome

Popliteal pterygium syndrome (PPS) is an inherited condition affecting the face, limbs, and genitalia. The syndrome goes by a number of names including the popliteal web syndrome and, more inclusively, the facio-genito-popliteal syndrome. The term PPS was coined by Gorlin et al.. in 1968 on the basis of the most unusual anomaly, the popliteal pterygium (a web behind the knee).

Read more about Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome:  Clinical Features, Epidemiology, Genetics, Relationship To Van Der Woude Syndrome

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... Van der Woude syndrome (VDWS) and popliteal pterygium syndrome (PPS) are allelic variants of the same condition that is, they are caused by different mutations of the same gene ... PPS includes all the features of VDWS, plus popliteal pterygium, syngnathia, distinct toe/nail abnormality, syndactyly, and genito-urinary malformations ...
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... Pterygium in the conjunctiva is characterized by elastotic degeneration of collagen (actinic elastosis) and fibrovascular proliferation ... It has an advancing portion called the head of the pterygium, which is connected to the main body of the pterygium by the neck ... a line of iron deposition can be seen adjacent to the head of the pterygium called Stocker's line ...
Pterygium Unguis
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