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Does everyone with wide-set eyes have hypertelorism?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Health

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  • Well, yes and no.

    Like a lot of fancy-sounding $20 word diagnoses, this one is just the word that means 'spread apart'... so if you had kidneys that were wider set than normal, it would be called that --no matter what the cause was determined to be.

    So yes, it is the medical description of wide-set eyes... whether or not it is paired with any kind of diagnosis.

    Answer by LindaClement at 3:43 AM on Jan. 24, 2011

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