The Look of Turner’s

Turner’s Syndrome creates specific, distinctive appearances on the woman. A woman with Turner’s Syndrome will look “different” compared to a “normal” appearing person. All of the differences in appearance are caused by the obstruction of the Lymphatic system during the fetus’s development. The general appearance of someone with Turner’s is:

  • Short neck with a web like appearance
  • A low hairline at the back of the neck
  • Short height
  • Small lower jaw
  • Broad chest with widely spaced nipples
  • Arms that turn outward out the elbows (called cubitus valgus)
  • High, narrow palate of the mouth
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Low set ears
  • Soft nails that will turn upward later through her life
  • Multiple pigment nevi (most commonly known as moles)
  • The hands and feet may seem to be swollen and puffy when they are born, but this will not last into adulthood




2 responses to “The Look of Turner’s

  1. maherc

    December 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    You have a picture of this actress earlier in the blog. I would use a different image that better illustrates the “look” of Turner’s.

  2. Nemanja Vukovic

    December 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I thought that the list was an effective way of presenting the possible appearance of someone with Turner’s Syndrome. However, the placing of this page in the overall Wiki didn’t seem effective for me. If the audience is trying to learn about the syndrome, I think it would be more effective to introduce to them what the syndrome looks like, and then explain the genetics behind it. Whereas the page about the celebrity, I think that can still be placed towards the end of the Wiki as it is more trivial in terms of understanding the syndrome


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