European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 150, Issue 4, pp 250–252

The Floating-Harbor syndrome

  • F. Majewski
  • H. -G. Lenard
Medical Genetics

DOI: 10.1007/BF01955523

Cite this article as:
Majewski, F. & Lenard, H.G. Eur J Pediatr (1991) 150: 250. doi:10.1007/BF01955523


We describe the seventh patient with the Floating-Harbor syndrome. Similar to previous cases in the literature this girl presented with proportionate intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation, normocephaly, triangular face with bulbous nose, long eyelashes, short upper lip, small vermilion border of upper lip, dorsally rotated ears, deep nuchal hair line, hirsutism, and clinodactyly of little fingers. She exhibited mental retardation and retarded speech development. Clinical symptoms and differential diagnosis of this rare syndrome are briefly discussed.

Key words

Floating-Harbor syndromeIUGRBulbous noseRetarded speech development



intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation

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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Majewski
    • 1
  • H. -G. Lenard
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Human GeneticsDüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of DüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany