Recurrent Septo-Optic Dysplasia Accompanied by Omphalocele: A Case Report

Tanrikulu F., Korucuoglu U., Efeturk T., Yildirim F. D., Biri A.

FETAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY, vol.25, no.1, pp.119-122, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000207450
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-122
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Septo-optic dysplasia, also known as de Morsier syndrome, is a rare congenital entity almost always characterized by hypoplasia/dysplasia of the optical nerve, chiasma or optic radiations and the complete or partial absence of the septum pellucidum. It may also be accompanied by other malformations, including multiple facial dysmorphism, midline defects, cleft lip and palate, musculoskeletal and other non-neurological eye features. Various cases have been reported which have presented various combinations of symptoms and stigmata of the syndrome. We here present a unique case of septo-optic dysplasia with familial repetition, a considerably early antenatal diagnosis and an accompanying omphalocele, a feature never before connected with the syndrome. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel