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Telecanthus with Associated Abnormalities


Synonyms of Telecanthus with Associated Abnormalities
  • BBB Syndrome
  • Dystopia Canthorum
  • G Syndrome
  • Hypertelorism with Esophageal Abnormality and Hypospadias
  • Opitz BBBG Syndrome
  • Opitz-Frias Syndrome
  • Opitz-G Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Telecanthus With Associated Abnormalities (TCAA) is a very rare genetic disorder affecting the eyes and other parts of the body. Major symptoms include very widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism), urinary tract anomalies, and abnormalities in the development of the mouth and the lips.

    The G Syndrome and the BBB syndrome, both of which were first described by Dr. John M. Opitz, are now believed to be one and the same disorder and identical to TCAA as well. Males and females seem to be almost equally liable to present with this disorder but the effect is usually more severe on males than on females.

    The disorder is compatible with normal intelligence and life expectancy.
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    Organizations related to Telecanthus with Associated Abnormalities
    • AmeriFace
      PO Box 751112
      Las Vegas NV 89136
      Phone #: 702-769-9264
      800 #: 888-486-1209
      e-mail: info@ameriface.org
      Home page: http://www.ameriface.org
    • Children's Craniofacial Association
      13140 Coit Road
      Dallas TX 75240
      Phone #: 214-570-9099
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: csmith@ccakids.com
      Home page: http://www.ccakids.com
    • FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
      P.O. Box 11082
      Chattanooga TN 37401
      Phone #: 423-266-1632
      800 #: 800-332-2373
      e-mail: faces@faces-cranio.org
      Home page: http://www.faces-cranio.org
    • Forward Face, Inc.
      317 East 34th Street
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-684-5860
      800 #: 800-393-3223
      e-mail: info@forwardface.org
      Home page: http://www.forwardface.org
    • National Craniofacial Foundation
      3100 Carlisle Street
      Dallas TX 75204
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-535-3643
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Society for the Rehabilitation of the Facially Disfigured, Inc.
      550 First Avenue
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-340-5400
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



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