|Fryns Syndrome |
Fryns syndrome is an extremely rare birth disorder that affects several parts of the body.
Fryns syndrome is an inherited birth disorder. A diaphragmatic hernia is a common symptom of Fryns syndrome. This will cause the child’s abdominal contents to protrude into the chest area, which can cause breathing complications and underdeveloped lungs.
Facial anomalies include cleft lip, cleft palate and ear abnormalities. Other common symptoms include genital anomalies, undescended testicles, kidney abnormalities, underdeveloped fingers and toes, cardiac complications and mental retardation. Surgery is necessary to repair the diaphragmatic hernia and an infant will usually be placed on a breathing machine after birth.
There is no cure for Fryns syndrome, but treatment options are available. Therapy is usually recommended to help the child with mental retardation.