Early Surgical Correction of the Nasal Deformity in Laurin–Sandrow Syndrome

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Abstract

Laurin–Sandrow syndrome (LSS) is a rare autosomal disorder characterized by polysyndactyly of the hands and feet in a mirror fashion, absence of the radius and tibia with duplicated ulna and fibula, and nasal anomalies. Nasal defects are varied, and range from hypoplastic nasal skeleton to redundant nasal tissue, along with abnormalities of nasal subunits. Only 14 patients of LSS have been described in the literature. The authors present a unique case of a newborn with LSS and anterior nasal stenosis, resulting in respiratory failure. Early surgical intervention to relieve the bony and soft tissue overgrowth of the anterior nasal vault was required to allow for successful extubation.

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