|Classification and external resources|
Feingold syndrome (also called oculodigitoesophagoduodenal syndrome) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary disorder. It is named after Murray Feingold, an American physician who first described the syndrome in 1975. Until 2003, at least 79 patients have been reported worldwide.
Genetics and cause
Feingold syndrome is caused by mutations in the neuroblastoma-derived V-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral-related oncogene (MYCN) which is located on the short arm of chromosome 2 (2p24.1).
Diagnosis and treatment
The diagnosis is based on the following clinical findings:
- clinodactyly and shortness of index and little fingers
- syndactyly of 2nd & 3rd and 4th & 5th toe
- short palpebral fissures
- esophageal and/or duodenal atresia
- Tészás A, Meijer R, Scheffer H, et al. (October 2006). "Expanding the clinical spectrum of MYCN-related Feingold syndrome". Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 140 (20): 2254–6. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.31407. PMID 16906565.
- Celli J, van Bokhoven H, Brunner HG (November 2003). "Feingold syndrome: clinical review and genetic mapping". Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 122A (4): 294–300. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.20471. PMID 14518066.