American Journal of Medical Genetics vol:75 issue:2 pages:153-8
We report on a de novo 7q36 deletion in a 3-month-old girl with manifestations of the 7q terminal deletion syndrome. Only minimal findings of holoprosencephaly (HPE) were present since only a partial corpus callosum hypoplasia was seen on a magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain. Extensive fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis showed that the HPE3 critical gene region, inclusive Sonic hedgehog (SHH), En2 (HOX1), and HTR5A, was deleted. A review of 33 other patients with a de novo terminal 7q deletion and the different types of HPE manifestations within these patients will be presented.