Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Falls-Kertesz syndrome (lymphedema and ptosis, OMIM #153000) is an unusual syndrome characterized by pterygium coli with developmental anomalies of the eyelids (ptosis) and lymphatic vessels of the lower extremities (lymphedema). The entity was briefly reported by Falls and Kertesz in 1964 in a father and son. The association of ptosis with lymphedema was documented by Bloom in 1941 in a 5 generation family. Lymphedema occurs with ptosis in Noonan syndrome. Lymphedema may also be associated with districhiasis.