What is Adams Oliver Syndrome?
Adams Oliver Syndrome is a disorder characterized by scalp and skull defects and abnormalities of the limbs, fingers, and/or toes. The physical abnormalities vary greatly among children. Some cases may be very mild while others are severe. Babies with Adams Oliver Syndrome have scalp defects that are present at birth. These defects can include multiple bare, exposed areas that have dilated blood vessels under the skin. Underlying bony defects in the skull may also be present in the most severe cases. The limb defects can include abnormally short (hypoplastic) limbs, absent hands, and absent lower legs. Defects of the fingers and toes can include short bones, missing digits, widely spaced digits, and clubfoot.