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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 785916, 2 pages
Case Report

Scalp-Ear-Nipple Syndrome: A Case Report

1National Center of Medical Genetics, 146, No. 3102, Playa, 11600 La Habana, Cuba
2Genetic Counselor, Center of Medical Genetics, Sibanicú Municipality, Camaguey, Cuba

Received 27 September 2013; Revised 20 December 2013; Accepted 26 December 2013; Published 9 February 2014

Academic Editor: André Mégarbané

Copyright © 2014 Estela Morales-Peralta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The scalp-ear-nipple (SEN) syndrome is an infrequent congenital disease. Its main features are scalp defects, malformed ears, and absence of nipples. Most of the reported cases are autosomal dominant. We report on a patient suffering SEN syndrome with possible autosomal recessive inheritance. It is concluded that SEN syndrome should be recognized as an entity with genetic heterogeneity once there is evidence of different genetic manner of inheritance described in this disease.