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It is possible that the main title of the report Wildervanck Syndrome is not the name you expected.
Wildervanck syndrome, also known as cervicooculoacoustic syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects females. The disorder is characterized by a skeletal condition known as Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS); abnormalities of certain eye (ocular) movements (i.e., Duane syndrome); and/or hearing impairment that is present at birth (congenital).
In individuals with KFS, there is abnormal union or fusion of two or more bones of the spinal column (vertebrae) within the neck (cervical vertebrae). Duane syndrome is characterized by limitation or absence of certain horizontal eye movements; retraction or "drawing back" of the eyeball into the eye cavity (orbit) upon attempting to look inward; and, in some cases, abnormal deviation of one eye in relation to the other (strabismus). In some affected individuals, additional physical abnormalities may also be present. In most cases, Wildervanck syndrome appears to occur randomly for unknown reasons (sporadically).
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- 3417 Volta Place NW
- Washington, DC 20007-2778
- United States
- Tel: (202)337-5220
- Fax: (202)337-8314
- Tel: (866)337-5220
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- Website: http://www.agbell.org
American Academy of Audiology
- 11480 Commerce Park Drive
- Suite 220
- Reston, VA 20191
- Tel: 703-790-8466
- Fax: 703-790-8631
- Tel: 800-222-2336
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- Website: http://www.audiology.org
American Society for Deaf Children
- 800 Florida Avenue NE
- Washington, DC 20002-3695
- Tel: (866)895-4206
- Fax: (410)795-0965
- Tel: (800)942-2732
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- Website: http://www.deafchildren.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Hearing Health Foundation
- 363 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
- New York, NY 10016-3904
- United States
- Tel: (212)257-6140
- Fax: (212)257-6139
- Tel: (866)454-3924
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- Website: http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/home
Let Them Hear Foundation
- 1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
- East Palo Alto, CA 94303
- Tel: (650)462-3174
- Fax: (650)462-3144
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.letthemhear.org
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Last Updated: 12/18/2015
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