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Title: Early detection of chromosome 9q22.32q31.1 microdeletion and the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
Authors: de Ravel, Thomy ×
Ameye, Liliane
Ballon, Katleen
Borghgraef, Martine
Vermeesch, Joris
Devriendt, Koenraad #
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Series Title: European Journal of Medical Genetics vol:52 issue:2-3 pages:145-147
Abstract: We report on a patient with a microdeletion of chromosome region 9q22.32q31.1 including the PTCH1 gene (human homologue of the Drosophila patched 1 gene), review the findings in the reported patients with similar array CGH findings, and highlight the non nevoid basal cell carcinoma/non-Gorlin syndrome findings at an earlier age. These are macrocephaly, neonatal hypotonia, severe psychomotor retardation with markedly delayed motor milestones and speech development, epicanthic folds, a thin upper lip, a short and wide/webbed neck, pectus excavatum and (kypho)scoliosis. These features should alert the physician to an early diagnosis of the microdeletion and allow the initiation of essential clinical management hereof.
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ISSN: 1769-7212
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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