Neurodevelopmental and behavioral abnormalities associated with deletion of chromosome 9p.
ABSTRACT We report a child with craniosynostosis, partial absence of the corpus callosum, developmental delay, precocious puberty, and deletion of chromosome 9(p12p13,3). A review of the literature did not reveal any previous combination of the same kind. Craniosynostosis and partial absence of the corpus callosum, separately or in conjunction, may be part of the spectrum of malformations in the chromosome 9p deletion syndrome, and its presence, in combination with other known features, should prompt a search for this particular deletion as part of the differential diagnosis.
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ABSTRACT: We report 11 cases of del(9p) and review 69 previously published ones. Of the 80 cases, 39 have a del(9p) as the sole anomaly. The symptoms are typical and diagnosis should be suspected at birth. The sex ratio does not appear to be unbalanced. A cardiac murmur is often present but surgery is rarely necessary. Mean IQ is 48. The number of reported cases with an associated trisomy has previously been underestimated. Death in infancy, owing mainly to gross visceral malformations, occurs more often in cases of del(9p) with another unbalanced chromosome segment (16/41) than in cases of del(9p) as the sole anomaly (1/39).Journal of Medical Genetics 12/1988; 25(11):741-9. · 5.70 Impact Factor