Lateral meningocele syndrome

What is Lateral meningocele syndrome?

A rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by multiple lateral meningoceles, distinctive facial dysmorphism (including hypertelorism, downslanting palpebral fissures, posteriorly rotated ears, micrognathia, and high, narrow palate, among others), and skeletal abnormalities (e. g. vertebral anomalies, wormian bones, short stature, and scoliosis). Multiple additional features may present, such as conductive hearing impairment, hypotonia, and connective tissue and urogenital abnormalities. Cognition is usually normal.

Other condition names

  • Lehman syndrome

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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