Sample records for macrocephaly-capillary malformation syndrome

  1. Macrocephaly–capillary malformation syndrome: Three new cases

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    Inusha Panigrahi; Mani Bhushan; Mukesh Yadav; Niranjan Khandelwal; Pratibha Singhi

    Overgrowth syndromes can be associated with asymmetry, obesity and various vascular malformations. Macrocephaly–Capillary Malformation (M–CM) is a more recently defined overgrowth syndrome characterized by cutaneous capillary malformation occurring in association with macrocephaly with tendency to progressive enlargement, abnormalities of somatic growth with body asymmetry including brain asymmetry, developmental delay, typical face with full cheeks, nevus flammeus of the nose and\\/or

  2. Macrocephaly-capillary malformation syndrome: three new cases.

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    Panigrahi, Inusha; Bhushan, Mani; Yadav, Mukesh; Khandelwal, Niranjan; Singhi, Pratibha

    2012-02-15

    Overgrowth syndromes can be associated with asymmetry, obesity and various vascular malformations. Macrocephaly-Capillary Malformation (M-CM) is a more recently defined overgrowth syndrome characterized by cutaneous capillary malformation occurring in association with macrocephaly with tendency to progressive enlargement, abnormalities of somatic growth with body asymmetry including brain asymmetry, developmental delay, typical face with full cheeks, nevus flammeus of the nose and/or philtrum and upper lip, joint laxity, thickened subcutaneous tissue and 2/3 syndactyly of the toes. We evaluated three patients who demonstrated characteristic features of the disorder. Patients seen in the Genetic clinic of a tertiary care center were subjects of the analysis. We present three cases of overgrowth syndrome with common features of macrocephaly, capillary malformation, dysmorphic face and abnormal neurocognitive profile. These features are consistent with the newly defined M-CM syndrome. This condition must be differentiated from other overgrowth syndromes for appropriate surveillance for known complications and genetic counseling. We discuss the diagnostic criteria for the disorder and also recommend to include typical face with full cheeks, nevus flammeus of the nose and/or philtrum and upper lip, considering it as minor criterion on the basis of findings in present cases. One of the cases had bluish white iris which has not been described earlier. PMID:22029941

  3. Genetics Home Reference: Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome

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    ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome (often shortened to CM-AVM ) On this ... August 2011 What is CM-AVM? Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome (CM-AVM) is a disorder of the ...

  4. Arteriovenous malformations in Cowden syndrome.

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    Turnbull, M M; Humeniuk, V; Stein, B; Suthers, G K

    2005-08-01

    Cowden syndrome (OMIM No 158350) is a pleomorphic, autosomal dominant syndrome characterised by hamartomas in tissues derived from the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. It is caused by germline mutations in the PTEN gene and is allelic to the Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba and Lhermitte-Duclos syndromes. The three syndromes are defined on clinical grounds but there is overlap in their definitions. The clinical features include trichilemmomas, verrucose lesions of the skin, macrocephaly, intellectual disability, cerebellar gangliocytoma, thyroid adenomas, fibroadenomas of the breast, and hamartomatous colonic polyps. Cutaneous haemangiomas are occasionally noted. Malignancies often arise in the affected tissues. Visceral arteriovenous malformations are a recognised component of the Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome but have been reported rarely in Cowden syndrome. A family is described with a clinical diagnosis of Cowden syndrome, a familial frameshift mutation in the PTEN gene, and large visceral arteriovenous malformations. The association of these pleomorphic syndromes with arteriovenous malformations can be explained by the putative role of the PTEN gene in suppressing angiogenesis. Recognition of arteriovenous malformations as a clinical feature of Cowden syndrome has implications for the clinical management of patients with this disorder. PMID:16061556

  5. Genetics Home Reference: Microcephaly-capillary malformation syndrome

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    ... with understanding microcephaly-capillary malformation syndrome? angiogenesis ; apoptosis ; autophagy ; autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; breakdown ; capillaries ; cell ; degrade ; developmental ...

  6. A rare newly described overgrowth syndrome with vascular malformations-Cloves syndrome

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    Gopal, Balaji; Keshava, Shyamkumar N; Selvaraj, Deepak

    2015-01-01

    There are many overgrowth syndromes described in the literature. Few are associated with vascular malformations. We describe a rare, newly described syndrome with features of overgrowth and vascular malformations. PMID:25709171

  7. Oculocerebrocutaneous syndrome: the brain malformation defines a core phenotype

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    Moog, U; Jones, M; Bird, L; Dobyns, W

    2005-01-01

    Background: Oculocerebrocutaneous syndrome (OCCS) is characterised by orbital cysts and anophthalmia or microphthalmia, focal aplastic or hypoplastic skin defects, skin appendages, and brain malformations. The eye and skin abnormalities are well described but the neuropathological features less so. To date, 28 patients with an unequivocal diagnosis of OCCS have been reported, with a preponderance of males. Objective: To evaluate the brain imaging studies, clinical records, photographs, and pathological material of two new and nine previously reported cases of OCCS. Results: There was a consistent pattern of malformations in eight of the 11 cases, consisting of frontal predominant polymicrogyria and periventricular nodular heterotopia, enlarged lateral ventricles or hydrocephalus, agenesis of the corpus callosum sometimes associated with interhemispheric cysts, and a novel mid-hindbrain malformation. The latter consisted of a giant and dysplastic tectum, absent cerebellar vermis, small cerebellar hemispheres in most cases, and a large posterior fossa fluid collection. Conclusions: The mid-hindbrain malformation appears pathognomonic for OCCS. The eye and skin features of OCCS show considerable overlap with several other syndromes, such as encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis, oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum, and focal dermal hypoplasia, none of which has a comparable pattern of brain malformations. In particular the unique mid-hindbrain malformation also distinguishes OCCS from related syndromes with comparable forebrain anomalies. The pattern of malformation described thus helps in differentiating OCCS from other entities. The mid-hindbrain malformation points to a defect of the mid-hindbrain organiser as the underlying pathogenic mechanism. PMID:15879499

  8. Developmental outcomes of Down syndrome and Dandy-Walker malformation

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    Love, Kaitlin; Huddleston, Lillie; Olney, Pat; Wrubel, David; Visootsak, Jeannie

    2012-01-01

    Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS), or Dandy-Walker complex, is a congenital brain malformation of the posterior fossa, typically resulting in developmental delay and cognitive disability. The co-occurrence of Down syndrome (DS) and DWS is relatively uncommon; thus, its impact on developmental outcomes has not been fully elucidated. Herein, we report a case of a 37-month-old child with DS and DWS, who is functioning at the following age-equivalent: gross motor at a 9-mo level, fine motor 6 mo, expressive language 14 mo, receptive language 9 mo. As such, it is important to determine how the DWS influences developmental outcomes, and appreciate the importance of early interventional therapy. PMID:22866020

  9. Kabuki Syndrome and Anorectal Malformations: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment

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    Siminas, Sotirios; Baillie, Colin Tennant; Turnock, Richard

    2015-01-01

    Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic condition characterized by a distinctive facies, intellectual disability, growth delay, and a variety of skeletal, visceral, and other anomalies, including anorectal malformations (ARMs). We present two cases of female patients with KS, diagnosed and successfully managed at our institution, one with a perineal fistula and one with a rectovestibular fistula. Our report, along with a literature review, shows that the syndrome is usually associated with “low” anomalies, with a potential for a good prognosis. Management of the anorectal anomaly in patients with KS is not essentially different from that in other nonsyndromic patients, taking into account the frequent association of the syndrome with serious congenital heart disease, which might affect the decision-making and timing of the stages of anorectal reconstruction. The frequent occurrence of learning and feeding difficulties makes establishment of toilet training and bowel management rather more challenging, requiring the expertise of a multidisciplinary team. The finding of ARMs in female patients with other characteristics of KS, although inconstant, could support the clinical suspicion for the syndrome until genetic confirmation is available, and should alert the physician for the potential of severe cardiac defects. PMID:26171318

  10. Clinical syndromes of arteriovenous malformations of the transverse-sigmoid sinus

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    S Obrador; M Soto; J Silvela

    1975-01-01

    Arteriovenous malformations or fistulae shunting arterial blood from branches of the external and internal carotid and vertebral arteries into the transverse-sigmoid sinus may produce different clinical syndromes. The literature is reviewed with 96 patients including six personal cases. Usually these malformations have a congenital origin and only in 4% of the series was there a previous history of a severe

  11. Previously apparently undescribed syndrome: Shallow orbits, ptosis, coloboma, trigonocephaly, gyral malformations, and mental and growth retardation

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    Ramer, J.C.; Ladda, R.L. [Pennsylvania State Univ. Hospital, Hershey, PA (United States); Lin, A.E. [Francisco Children`s Hospital, Boston, MA (United States)] [and others

    1995-07-03

    We describe 2 children with severe ptosis, trigonocephaly, broad nasal bridge, and major brain malformation. A total of 8 children have been reported who share most of these findings. Two of the individuals have had identical pericentric inversions involving chromosome 2p12-q14. These cases appear to represent a unique malformation syndrome. 14 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  12. [Cognitive and affective characteristics of children with malformation syndrome].

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    Tosi, B; Maestro, S; Marcheschi, M

    1995-10-01

    The aim of this paper is to study the psychological and relational aspects in children suffering from specific malformative syndrome and precisely Down s., Sotos s., X-Fragile s. and Williams s. Indeed literature provides much data related to the phenotype, to the organic-biological characteristics, but little or nothing is known about the affective structure, the episodes and to the particular dynamics that emerge in he relation between the parents and the malformed child. A protocol was applied to our sample group (16 subjects). This protocol includes laboratory and instrumental tests (chromosome test, neurometabolic screening, EEG, CT or cranial MRI, cardiac and abdominal ultrasonography, ear and eye test) aspects. This evaluation is carried out through the proposal of standardized situations (psychometric tests) and a use of a freer observational setting. This permits us to understand how the child perceives himself the awareness and the image he has of himself and how able he is to integrate his illness experiences and his way of relating with the environment. The data of our observations are thus used to compile a grill for the structural diagnosis of the personality. Besides, this evaluation is flanked by the observation of the family in order to explore the psychological image that parents have of their child, his character, his good points, his bad points, his similarities, how he relates to them, any educational problems and the emotional reaction that the communication of the diagnosis has raised in them. The videotaped observations are subsequently evaluated through the application of a grill for the study of the mother-child relationship. The results obtained from the psychological research underline a reasonable heterogeneity both of the intellectual level and of the metapsychological profile. Twelve subjects were mentally retarded (5 with mild mental retardation, 7 with moderate mental retardation); the remaining 4 had a normal cognitive development (3 with Sotos s., 1 with Williams s.). Psychological disturbances are present and thus divided: light disturbances (affective immaturity, neurotic-depressive organisation) in 11 subjects. Average disturbances (dysharmonious structure, and borderline personality) in 4 subjects; severe disturbances (psychosis) in 1 subject. Besides, above all in the group of subjects with X-Fragile s. and Down s., the tendency to assume behaviour of a regressive type, also postural, emerges. Among the 4 groups it is frequent to resort to defence mechanisms of hypomaniac type, accompanied by the denial of the patient's "sick parts". Another common characteristic concerns the quality of imaginary life which is shown to be repetitive and stereotype in content. Indeed these children's play activity characterized by a limited capacity of symbolization. Instead, when the symbolic process is more developed, contents concerning a deteriorated and destructive image of the Self emerges. Through the evaluation of family dynamics what is more noticeable is that the parent-malformed child interaction appears to be quite nonstimulating and noninvolving or incoherent, lacking in harmony and empathy towards the child's inner world. Indeed we can notice a lack of both verbal and extraverbal exchange of communication and brief interactive sequences which do not usually take into account the child's proposals and an affective tonality of depressive and nonaffective type. Therefore it may be concluded a certain smoothness in the clinical expression of the syndromes considered, both as far as the cognitive deficit entity and the psychic problems are concerned. Referring to the interactive dynamics between parents and children with dismorphic syndrom it seems that the child's pathology becomes the organizational summit of the above-mentioned relational dynamics among most of the patients examined... PMID:8569638

  13. Cardiovascular malformations in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

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    Lin, A.E.; Ardinger, H.H.; Ardinger, R.H. Jr. [Univ. of Kansas, Kansas City, KS (United States)] [and others] [Univ. of Kansas, Kansas City, KS (United States); and others

    1997-01-31

    We reviewed 215 patients (59 new, 156 from the literature) with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS), and found that 95 (44%) had a cardiovascular malformation (CVM). Classifying CVMs by disordered embryonic mechanisms, there were 5 (5.3%) class I (ectomesenchymal tissue migration abnormalities), 56 (58.9%) class II (abnormal intracardiac blood flow), 25 (26.3%) class IV (abnormal extracellular matrix), and 5 (5.3%) class V (abnormal targeted growth). Comparing the frequencies of individual CVMs in this series with a control group (the Baltimore-Washington Infant Study), there were 6 individual CVMs which showed a significant difference from expected values. When frequencies of CVMs in SLOS were analyzed by mechanistic class, classes IV and V were significantly more frequent, and class I significantly less frequent, than the control group. Although CVMs in SLOS display mechanistic heterogeneity, with an overall predominance of class II CVMs, the developmental error appears to favor alteration of the cardiovascular developmental mechanisms underlying atrioventricular canal and anomalous pulmonary venous return. This information should assist the clinical geneticist evaluating a patient with possible SLOS, and should suggest research direction for the mechanisms responsible for the SLOS phenotype. 102 refs., 1 fig., 7 tabs.

  14. Acute respiratory distress syndrome after onyx embolization of arteriovenous malformation.

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    Tawil, Isaac; Carlson, Andrew P; Taylor, Christopher L

    2011-01-01

    Purpose. We report a case of a 60-year-old male who underwent sequential Onyx embolizations of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) which we implicate as the most likely etiology of subsequent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Methods. Case report and literature review. Results. Shortly after the second Onyx embolization procedure, the patient declined from respiratory failure secondary to pulmonary edema. Clinical entities typically responsible for pulmonary edema including cardiac failure, renal failure, iatrogenic volume overload, negative-pressure pulmonary edema, and infectious etiologies were evaluated and excluded. The patient required mechanical ventilatory support for several days, delaying operative resection. The patient met clinical and radiographic criteria for ARDS. After excluding other etiologies of ARDS, we postulate that ARDS developed as a result of Onyx administration. The Onyx copolymer is dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a solvent excreted through the lungs and has been implicated in transient pulmonary side effects. Additionally, a direct toxic effect of the Onyx copolymer is postulated. Conclusion. Onyx embolization and DMSO toxicity are implicated as the etiology of ARDS given the lack of other inciting factors and the close temporal relationship. A strong physiologic rationale provides further support. Clinicians should consider this uncommon but important complication. PMID:21687580

  15. Prepubertal diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome due to penoscrotal malformations: Case report and review of literature.

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    Hodhod, Amr; Umurangwa, Florence; El-Sherbiny, Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    We report a case of 4 months old infant diagnosed as Klinefelter syndrome associated with perineal hypospadias, severe ventral chordee and complete penoscrotal transposition. A review of previous reported cases was carried out. Penoscrotal malformations at birth are very rare in Klinefelter syndrome. Awareness of the current standard indications of Karyotyping can help early detection of these cases. PMID:26029310

  16. Prepubertal diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome due to penoscrotal malformations: Case report and review of literature

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    Hodhod, Amr; Umurangwa, Florence; El-Sherbiny, Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    We report a case of 4 months old infant diagnosed as Klinefelter syndrome associated with perineal hypospadias, severe ventral chordee and complete penoscrotal transposition. A review of previous reported cases was carried out. Penoscrotal malformations at birth are very rare in Klinefelter syndrome. Awareness of the current standard indications of Karyotyping can help early detection of these cases.

  17. Cerebrofacial venous metameric syndrome (CVMS) 3: Sturge-Weber syndrome with bilateral lymphatic\\/venous malformations of the mandible

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    N. Ramli; M. Sachet; C. Bao; P. Lasjaunias

    2003-01-01

    We present a case of Sturge-Weber syndrome with a bilateral lymphatic\\/venous malformation of the mandible. Modern biology suggests an explanation for such a case. The classification of cerebrofacial venous metameric syndromes (CVMS) enables us to recognise this lesion as involving the most caudal of the cranial metamere (CVMS 3).

  18. An association of 19p13.2 microdeletions with Malan syndrome and Chiari malformation.

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    Shimojima, Keiko; Okamoto, Nobuhiko; Tamasaki, Akiko; Sangu, Noriko; Shimada, Shino; Yamamoto, Toshiyuki

    2015-04-01

    Patients with microdeletions in the 19p13.2 chromosomal region show developmental delays, overgrowth, and distinctive features with big head appearances. These manifestations are now recognized as Sotos syndrome-like features (Sotos syndrome 2) or Malan syndrome. We identified three female patients with 19p13.2 deletions involving NFIX, a gene responsible for Malan syndrome. We compared the genotypic and phenotypic data of these patients with those of the patients previously reported. The most of the clinical features were found to overlap; however, Chiari malformation type I was observed in two of the three patients evaluated in this study. Because Chiari malformation type I has never been reported in the patients with NSD1-related Sotos syndrome, this finding indicates the possible role of 19p13.2 deletion in patients with mimicking features of Sotos syndrome but have negative NSD1 testing results. PMID:25736188

  19. Clinical spectrum of eye malformations in four patients with Mowat-Wilson syndrome.

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    Bourchany, A; Giurgea, I; Thevenon, J; Goldenberg, A; Morin, G; Bremond-Gignac, D; Paillot, C; Lafontaine, P O; Thouvenin, D; Massy, J; Duncombe, A; Thauvin-Robinet, C; Masurel-Paulet, A; Chehadeh, S El; Huet, F; Bron, A; Creuzot-Garcher, C; Lyonnet, S; Faivre, L

    2015-07-01

    Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a rare genetic syndrome characterized by a specific facial gestalt, intellectual deficiency, Hirschsprung disease and multiple congenital anomalies. Heterozygous mutations or deletions in the zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox2 gene (ZEB2) cause MWS. ZEB2 encodes for Smad-interacting protein 1, a transcriptional co-repressor involved in TGF-beta and BMP pathways and is strongly expressed in early stages of development in mice. Eye abnormalities have rarely been described in patients with this syndrome. Herein, we describe four patients (two males and two females; mean age 7 years) with MWS and eye malformations. Ocular anomalies included, iris/retinal colobomas, atrophy or absence of the optic nerve, hyphema, and deep refraction troubles, sometimes with severe visual consequences. All eye malformations were asymmetric and often unilateral and all eye segments were affected, similarly to the nine MWS cases with ophthalmological malformations previously reported (iris/chorioretinal/optic disc coloboma, optic nerve atrophy, retinal epithelium atrophy, cataract, and korectopia). In human embryo, ZEB2 is expressed in lens and neural retina. Using the present report and data from the literature, we set out to determine whether or not the presence of eye manifestations could be due to specific type or location of mutations. We concluded that the presence of eye malformations, although a rare feature in MWS, should be considered as a part of the clinical spectrum of the condition. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25899569

  20. Phenotype-genotype discordance in congenital malformations with communication disorders resembling trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)

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    Pruszewicz, Antoni; Wiskirska-Wo?nica, Bo?ena; Wojnowski, Waldemar; Czerniejewska, Hanna; Jackowska, Joanna; Jarmu?, Ma?gorzata; Szyfter, Krzysztof; Leszczy?ska, Ma?gorzata

    2014-01-01

    Patient: Female, 6 Final Diagnosis: Phenotype-genotype discordance in congenital malformations with communication disorders resembling trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) Symptoms: — Medication: — Clinical Procedure: — Specialty: Otolaryngology Objective: Congenital defects Background: Communication process disorders are very frequent in rare cases of chromosomal aberrations (deletions, insertions, and trisomies) such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Turner syndrome, Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), or Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). Sometimes phenotype may delusively correspond to the characteristic features of a given syndrome, but genotype tests do not confirm its presence. Case Report: We present the case of a 6-year-old girl admitted to the Clinic of Phoniatrics and Audiology for the assessment of communication in the course of congenital malformations with phenotype characteristic for trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome). Immediately upon birth, dysmorphic changes suggesting trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) were observed, but trisomy 18 was excluded after karyotype test results were normal (46, XX). Conclusions: Disturbed articulation was diagnosed: deformed linguo-dental and palatal sounds, interdental realization with flat tongue of the /s/, /z/, /c/, /dz/, /?/, /?/, /?/, /dz/ sounds (sigmatismus interdentalis). Hearing loss was confirmed. PMID:24478819

  1. Pierre Robin syndrome associated with bilateral femoral aplasia, shortening of upper extremities, right kidney agenesis and left kidney malformation

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    J. Handži?-?uk; M. Bagatin; V. ?uk

    1997-01-01

    A 5-year-old female infant with a extremely rare combination of Pierre Robin syndrome and multiple malformations of the limbs and kidneys is presented. Orthopaedic, hearing, intellectual and speech disabilities and treatment difficulties are discussed.

  2. Description, Nomenclature, and Mapping of a Novel Cerebello-Renal Syndrome with the Molar Tooth Malformation

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    Valente, Enza Maria; Salpietro, Damiano Carmelo; Brancati, Francesco; Bertini, Enrico; Galluccio, Tiziana; Tortorella, Gaetano; Briuglia, Silvana; Dallapiccola, Bruno

    2003-01-01

    Cerebello-oculo-renal syndromes (CORSs) and Joubert syndrome (JS) are clinically and genetically heterogeneous autosomal recessive syndromes that share a complex neuroradiological malformation resembling a molar tooth on brain axial images, a condition referred to as “molar tooth on imaging” (MTI) or the “molar tooth sign.” The current literature on these syndromes is complex, with overlapping and incomplete phenotypes that complicate the selection of clinically homogeneous cases for genetic purposes. So far, only one locus (JBTS1 on 9q34) has been mapped, in two families with JS. Here, we describe a large consanguineous family with JS and nephronophthisis, representing a novel cerebello-renal phenotype. We have mapped this condition to the pericentromeric region of chromosome 11 and have named the locus “CORS2.” The acronym “CORS” is proposed for all loci associated with JS, CORSs, and related phenotypes sharing the MTI, because this neuroradiological sign seems to be the unifying feature of these clinically heterogeneous syndromes. PMID:12908130

  3. Gowers’ intrasyringeal hemorrhage associated with Chiari type I malformation in Noonan syndrome

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    Mitsuhara, Takafumi; Yamaguchi, Satoshi; Takeda, Masaaki; Kurisu, Kaoru

    2014-01-01

    Background: Idiopathic hemorrhage in a syrinx is a rare entity known as Gowers’ intrasyringeal hemorrhage. Bleeding confined to the syrinx cavity causes severe, sometimes acute, neurological deficits. We report a case of intrasyringeal hemorrhage into a preexisting lumbosacral syrinx associated with Chiari type I malformation. Case Description: A 39-year-old female with Noonan syndrome underwent foramen magnum decompression and a cervical syrinx-subarachnoid shunt for Chiari type I malformation-associated syringomyelia 7 years ago. She presented progressive gait deterioration and acute urinary dysfunction, indicating conus medullaris syndrome. Initial magnetic resonance imaging revealed massive hemorrhage in the intrasyringeal cavity of the conus medullaris. The patient underwent surgical removal of the intrasyringeal hematoma and her neurological symptoms improved postoperatively. Conclusion: Although Gowers’ intrasyringeal hemorrhage is rare, this entity should be taken into consideration in patients with syringomyelia showing acute neurological deterioration. PMID:24575321

  4. Robinow syndrome: with special emphasis on dermatoglyphics and hand malformations (split hand).

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    Balci, S; Erçal, M D; Say, B; Atasü, M

    1993-07-01

    Fourteen cases of Robinow syndrome are described with special emphasis on dermatoglyphics and hand malformations (split hands were detected in two, ectrodactyly with nail hypoplasia in one and hypoplastic extra middle finger in another one). Dermatoglyphic studies were performed on ten cases. Increased whorl patterns of the finger tips and a single large palmar hypothenar whorl pattern associated with distally displaced axial triradii were detected. These have not previously been described. PMID:8287181

  5. Resolving the molecular basis of human malformation syndromes

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    Iacopo Celli

    2005-01-01

    With the unveiling of the human genome, the speed at which new genes are discovered has dramatically increased. Consequently disease gene identification is rapidly changing, moving from the cloning of unknown genes towards the mutation analysis of already cloned suitable candidate genes. In the quest to resolve the genetic basis underlying several monogenic syndromes of multiple congenital anomalies (MCA) we

  6. Chiari Type I malformation yielded to the diagnosis of Crouzon syndrome

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    Canpolat, Aydin; Akçakaya, Mehmet Osman; Altunrende, Emre; Özlü, Harun Mehmet; Duman, Hakan; Ton, Tu?rul; Akdemir, Osman

    2014-01-01

    Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) related to syndromic craniosynostosis in pediatric patients has been well-studied. The surgical management consists of cranial vault remodeling with or without posterior fossa decompression. There were also cases, in whom CM-I was diagnosed prior to the craniosynostosis in early childhood. We present a 16-year-old boy who admitted with symptoms related to CM-I. With careful examination and further genetic investigations, a diagnosis of Crouzon syndrome was made, of which the patient and his family was unaware before. The patient underwent surgery for posterior fossa decompression and followed-up for Crouzon's syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the only case report indicating a late adolescent diagnosis of Crouzon syndrome through clinical symptoms of an associated CM-I. PMID:24741262

  7. Upper limb malformations in DiGeorge syndrome

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    Cormier-Daire, V.; Iserin, L.; Sidi, D. [and others

    1995-03-13

    We report on upper limb anomalies in two children with a complete DiGeorge sequence: conotruncal defects, hypocalcemia, thymic aplasia, and facial anomalies. One child had preaxial polydactyly, and the other had club hands with hypoplastic first metacarpal. In both patients, molecular analysis documented a 22q11 deletion. To our knowledge, limb anomalies have rarely been reported in DiGeorge syndrome, and they illustrate the variable clinical expression of chromosome 22q11 deletions. 13 refs., 2 figs.

  8. Fragile X syndrome in two siblings with major congenital malformations

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    Giampietro, P.F.; Haas, B.R.; Lipper, E. [Cornell Univ. Medical Center, New York, NY (United States)] [and others] [Cornell Univ. Medical Center, New York, NY (United States); and others

    1996-05-17

    We report on 2 brothers with both fragile X and VACTERL-H syndrome. The first sibling, age 5, had bilateral cleft lip and palate, ventricular septal defect, and a hypoplastic thumb. The second sibling, age 2{1/2}, had a trachesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, and vertebral abnormality. High-resolution chromosome analysis showed a 46,XY chromosome constitution in both siblings. By PCR and Southern blot analysis, the siblings were found to have large triplet repeat expansions in the fragile X gene (FMR 1) and both had methylation mosaicism. Enzyme kinetic studies of iduronate sulfatase demonstrated a two-fold increase in activity in the first sib as compared to the second. Possible mechanisms through which the fragile X mutation can cause down-regulation of adjacent loci are discussed. 24 refs., 4 figs.

  9. [Kaposiform angiodermatitis (Bluefarb-Stewart syndrome) caused by a superficial arteriovenous malformation of the trochanter area: a case report].

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    Vuong, P N; Laurian, C; Houissa-Vuong, S; Desoutter, P

    2000-10-01

    We reported a case of kaposiform angiodermatitis (Bluefarb-Stewart syndrome) complicating a superficial arterio-venous malformation of the skin and the sub-cutaneous tissue of the right trochanter area of a 28 year-old-man. This lesion resulted from large arterio-venous shunts occurring over a one-year period inside the vascular malformation, which remained stable for 27 years. This case report underlines that any vascular malformation may take an uncertain turn and needs an attentive follow-up with adequate treatment. PMID:11060424

  10. Angiokeratoma circumscriptum naeviforme with soft tissue hypertrophy and deep venous malformation: A variant of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome?

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    Wankhade, Vaishali; Singh, Rajesh; Sadhwani, Venus; Kodate, Purnima; Disawal, Amit

    2014-01-01

    Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a cutaneous capillary malformation on a limb in association with soft tissue swelling with or without bony hypertrophy and atypical varicosity. The capillary malformation associated with KTS is port wine stain. Angiokeratoma circumscriptum naeviforme (ACN) is a congenital variant of angiokeratoma commonly present on the lower limb as a hyperkeratotic plaque. ACN is rarely associated with KTS. We report a case of ACN with soft tissue hypertrophy and deep venous malformation (possibly a variant of Klippel-Trenaunay) in a 4-year-old male child. PMID:25593797

  11. Ear malformation and hearing loss in patients with Treacher Collins syndrome.

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    Pron, G; Galloway, C; Armstrong, D; Posnick, J

    1993-01-01

    Although the hearing loss of patients with Treacher Collins syndrome is well documented, few studies have reported jointly on their hearing loss and ear pathology. This paper reports on the hearing loss and computerized tomography (CT) assessments of ear malformations in a large pediatric series of patients with Treacher Collins. Of the 29 subjects assessed by the Craniofacial Program between 1986 and 1990, paired audiologic and complete CT assessments were available for 23 subjects. The external ear canal abnormalities were largely symmetric, either bilaterally stenotic or atretic. In most cases, the middle ear cavity was bilaterally hypoplastic and dysmorphic, and ossicles were symmetrically dysmorphic or missing. Inner ear structures were normal in all patients. The majority of patients had a unilateral or bilateral moderate or greater degree of hearing loss and almost half had an asymmetric hearing loss. The hearing loss of all subjects was conductive, except for three whose loss was bilateral mixed. Two types of bilaterally symmetric hearing loss configurations, flat and reverse sloping, were noted. Conductive hearing loss in patients with Treacher Collins is mainly attributable to their middle ear malformations, which are similar for those of patients with malformed or missing ossicles. PMID:8418881

  12. Cervical dural arteriovenous malformation and large epidural venous varices in a rare adult presentation of congenital vascular bone syndrome.

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    Garg, Vasant; Manjila, Sunil; Corriveau, Mark; Bambakidis, Nicholas C; Sunshine, Jeffrey L

    2015-01-01

    61-year-old male presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. Workup for acute myocardial infarction was negative; however, computed tomography angiography visualized what a vascular malformation within the cervical spinal canal. Given the patient's history of Servelle-Martorell syndrome, neurovascular imaging was performed. We present the unique vascular findings of a right thyrocervical trunk-based dural arteriovenous malformation (dAVM) and a large epidural venous varix. The cervical dAVM induced intervertebral foraminal widening and polyradiculopathy, representing a rare adult case of congenital vascular bone syndrome. PMID:25797094

  13. Mitochondria DNA depletion syndrome in a infant with multiple congenital malformations, severe myopathy, and prolonged postoperative paralysis.

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    Thomas, Mark; Salpietro, Vincenzo; Canham, Natalie; Ruggieri, Martino; Phadke, Rahul; Kinali, Maria

    2015-04-01

    Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes are an important cause of mitochondrial cytopathies in both children and adults. We describe a newborn with multiple congenital malformations including a right aberrant subclavian artery and a trachea-oesophageal fistula in whom mitochondrial depletion syndrome was unmasked by perioperative muscle relaxation. After vecuronium infusion, the infant developed an irreversible postoperative paralysis, leading to death 32 days after surgery. The present case highlights (a) the clinical heterogeneity of mitochondrial depletion syndrome; (b) the importance of rigorous antemortem and postmortem investigations when the cause of a severe myopathy is uncertain; (c) the possible coexistence of mitochondrial depletion syndrome and congenital malformations as a result of a likely abnormal antenatal embryofetal development and (d) the importance of a careful anaesthetic management of children with mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which could be prone to complications related to the possible depressive effects on mitochondrial electron transport chain mediated by some anaesthetic agents. PMID:24789116

  14. Spinal arteriovenous malformation associated with spinal metameric syndrome: a treatable cause of long-term paraplegia?

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    Linfante, Italo; Tari Capone, Francesca; Dabus, Guilherme; Gonzalez-Arias, Sergio; Lau, Patricio E; Samaniego, Edgar A

    2012-04-01

    Cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis, or Cobb syndrome, is a rare metameric developmental disorder presenting as an extradural-intradural vascular malformation that involves bone, muscle, skin, spinal cord, and nerve roots. A 14-year-old girl with a red nevus involving the T6-9 dermatomes on the left side of her back presented with a 5-year history of bowel and bladder incontinence, paraplegia, and lower-extremity sensory loss. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a hemangioma in the T-8 and T-9 vertebral bodies and a spinal cord AVM nidus extending from T-6 to T-9. The AVM was successfully embolized and the patient regained lower-extremity strength, ambulation, and normal sphincter functions after 5 years of having been wheelchair bound. The authors report the restoration of ambulation after endovascular embolization of a large spinal AVM in a patient with long-standing paraplegia due to Cobb syndrome. PMID:22225485

  15. Multifocal Cerebral Venous Malformations and Associated Developmental Venous Anomalies in a Case of Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome

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    Chung, J.I.; Alvarez, H.; Lasjaunias, P.

    2003-01-01

    Summary We report a sporadic case of probable BRBN (blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome) with multiple CNS (central nervous system) involvement. These features consisted of multiple VMs (venous malformations) and DVAs (developmental venous anomalies) in supratentorial brain, cerebellum, and diencephalon. Since its first description by Bean, there have been many cases of BRBN manifesting with gastrointestinal bleeding with or without associated hemorrhage. Cases with CNS involvement were rarely reported and many of the descriptions were confusing with different terminologies used to describe them such as capillary venous malformation, hemangiomas, and vascular malformations. The lesions illustrated are venous malformations similar to our case. The association of DVA was recognized in some cases; they are likely to be underestimated when revisiting the published case illustrations. Although our case is sporadic, the link with HHT1 is unlikely despite the involvement of the same chromosome (Ch 9). PMID:20591267

  16. Postnatal growth retardation, facial dysmorphism, spondylocarpal synostosis, cardiac defect, and inner ear malformation (cardiospondylocarpofacial syndrome?)--a distinct syndrome?

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    Sousa, Sérgio B; Baujat, Geneviéve; Abadie, Véronique; Bonnet, Damien; Sidi, Daniel; Munnich, Arnold; Krakow, Deborah; Cormier-Daire, Valérie

    2010-03-01

    We report on two unrelated cases born to nonconsanguineous parents with a similar clinical presentation: hypotonia since the neonatal period, severe failure to thrive, postnatal growth retardation, facial dysmorphism, congenital cardiac defects (septal defect and non progressive multiple valve dysplasia), shortened extremities, carpal/tarsal and extensive vertebral synostosis, delayed carpal bone age, deafness, and inner ear malformations. Presently, both patients present with normal psychomotor development. Additional abnormal findings include extra oral frenulum, nasal speech, and vesico-ureteral reflux. Molecular analysis in one patient excluded the Noggin gene and Filamin B (FLNB) was excluded in the other patient. Although some features are similar to spondylocarpotarsal synostosis syndrome, the exclusion of FLNB and this constellation of findings suggest a new entity, closely similar to an autosomal dominant condition reported by Forney et al. 1966 in a unique family. Identification of similarly affected patients should aid in the further elucidation of this syndrome. PMID:20186786

  17. [Significance of the "V" syndrome with double "up shoot". Insufficiency of the two superior oblique muscles in craniofacial malformations].

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    Morax, S; Pascal, D; Barraco, P

    1983-01-01

    Craniofacial malformations (telorbitism, craniofaciostenosis, plagiocephalia, Franceschetti's syndrome) are frequently associated with oculomotor anomalies. The most common vertical anomaly is the existence of a "V" syndrome with double "up shoot", with deficiencies in the two superior oblique muscles. Several mechanisms may be involved in the origin of this anomaly, related to the anatomical orbital malformation: orbital torsion with antimongoloid clefts responsible for a syndrome of macular pseudo-ectopia with extorsion of the 4 rectus muscles; plagiocephalia responsible for sagitallization of the inferior obliques; retromaxillia with exorbitism responsible for modification of muscle contact arches. Muscle agenesis is very rarely observed. The pathogenesis of these different mechanisms is discussed based on a study of 64 cases. PMID:6875213

  18. Polymicrogyria and deletion 22q11.2 syndrome: window to the etiology of a common cortical malformation.

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    Robin, Nathaniel H; Taylor, Clare J; McDonald-McGinn, Donna M; Zackai, Elaine H; Bingham, Peter; Collins, Kevin J; Earl, Dawn; Gill, Deepak; Granata, Tiziana; Guerrini, Renzo; Katz, Naomi; Kimonis, Virginia; Lin, Jean-Pierre; Lynch, David R; Mohammed, Shehla N; Massey, Roger F; McDonald, Marie; Rogers, R Curtis; Splitt, Miranda; Stevens, Cathy A; Tischkowitz, Marc D; Stoodley, Neil; Leventer, Richard J; Pilz, Daniela T; Dobyns, William B

    2006-11-15

    Several brain malformations have been described in rare patients with the deletion 22q11.2 syndrome (DEL22q11) including agenesis of the corpus callosum, pachygyria or polymicrogyria (PMG), cerebellar anomalies and meningomyelocele, with PMG reported most frequently. In view of our interest in the causes of PMG, we reviewed clinical data including brain-imaging studies on 21 patients with PMG associated with deletion 22q11.2 and another 11 from the literature. We found that the cortical malformation consists of perisylvian PMG of variable severity and frequent asymmetry with a striking predisposition for the right hemisphere (P = 0.008). This and other observations suggest that the PMG may be a sequela of abnormal embryonic vascular development rather than a primary brain malformation. We also noted mild cerebellar hypoplasia or mega-cisterna magna in 8 of 24 patients. Although this was not the focus of the present study, mild cerebellar anomalies are probably the most common brain malformation associated with DEL22q11. PMID:17036343

  19. Microcephaly, microphthalmia, congenital cataract, optic atrophy, short stature, hypotonia, severe psychomotor retardation, and cerebral malformations: a second family with micro syndrome or a new syndrome?

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    Megarbane, A; Choueiri, R; Bleik, J; Mezzina, M; Caillaud, C

    1999-01-01

    We report on four children of both sexes from a highly inbred family with hypotonia, spastic diplegia, microcephaly, microphthalmia, congenital cataract, optic atrophy, ptosis, kyphoscoliosis, short stature, severe mental retardation, and cerebral malformations. Six other children may also have been affected. The differential diagnosis and the possibility of a second family with the micro syndrome are discussed.???Keywords: autosomal recessive; cataract; consanguinity; mental retardation PMID:10465117

  20. Periodontal growth in areas of vascular malformation in patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome: a management protocol.

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    Pontes, Flávia Sirotheau Corrêa; Conte Neto, Nicolau; da Costa, Rodrigo Moreira Bringel; Loureiro, Arlison Miranda; do Nascimento, Liliane Silva; Pontes, Hélder Antônio Rebelo

    2014-01-01

    Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a very rare condition characterized by abnormal vascular formations that encompass several manifestations: cutaneous, neurologic, ocular, and oral. Neurologic conditions are the most important factor, especially epilepsy, which frequently leads patients to make use of anticonvulsants. These drugs are capable of inducing abnormal tissue growth in the oral cavity that can be situated over areas with vascular malformation, requiring special attention by the clinician. This report describes 1 case of SWS and performs a literature review of treatments for this condition, providing a protocol of treatment for these clinical situations. PMID:24240770

  1. CHD7 Deficiency in “Looper”, a New Mouse Model of CHARGE Syndrome, Results in Ossicle Malformation, Otosclerosis and Hearing Impairment

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    Ogier, Jacqueline M.; Carpinelli, Marina R.; Arhatari, Benedicta D.; Symons, R. C. Andrew; Kile, Benjamin T.; Burt, Rachel A.

    2014-01-01

    CHARGE syndrome is a rare human disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 7 (CHD7). Characteristics of CHARGE are varied and include developmental ear and hearing anomalies. Here we report a novel mouse model of CHD7 dysfunction, termed Looper. The Looper strain harbours a nonsense mutation (c.5690C>A, p.S1897X) within the Chd7 gene. Looper mice exhibit many of the clinical features of the human syndrome, consistent with previously reported CHARGE models, including growth retardation, facial asymmetry, vestibular defects, eye anomalies, hyperactivity, ossicle malformation, hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction. Looper mice display an otosclerosis-like fusion of the stapes footplate to the cochlear oval window and blepharoconjunctivitis but not coloboma. Looper mice are hyperactive and have vestibular dysfunction but do not display motor impairment. PMID:24840056

  2. A FETAL RAT TESTIS ENDOCRINE AND GENOMIC "SIGNATURE"ACCURATELY PREDICTS THE PHTHALATE SYNDROME OF MALFORMATIONS.

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    ABSTRACT BODY: Phthalate esters (PE) vary greatly in their potency to induce malformations during sexual differentiation in the male rat. Since in vitro assay batteries are currently unable to generate useful information on the potential of chemicals within this class to disrupt ...

  3. VACTERL/caudal regression/Currarino syndrome-like malformations in mice with mutation in the proprotein convertase Pcsk5.

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    Szumska, Dorota; Pieles, Guido; Essalmani, Rachid; Bilski, Michal; Mesnard, Daniel; Kaur, Kulvinder; Franklyn, Angela; El Omari, Kamel; Jefferis, Joanna; Bentham, Jamie; Taylor, Jennifer M; Schneider, Jurgen E; Arnold, Sebastian J; Johnson, Paul; Tymowska-Lalanne, Zuzanna; Stammers, Dave; Clarke, Kieran; Neubauer, Stefan; Morris, Andrew; Brown, Steve D; Shaw-Smith, Charles; Cama, Armando; Capra, Valeria; Ragoussis, Jiannis; Constam, Daniel; Seidah, Nabil G; Prat, Annik; Bhattacharya, Shoumo

    2008-06-01

    We have identified an ethylnitrosourea (ENU)-induced recessive mouse mutation (Vcc) with a pleiotropic phenotype that includes cardiac, tracheoesophageal, anorectal, anteroposterior patterning defects, exomphalos, hindlimb hypoplasia, a presacral mass, renal and palatal agenesis, and pulmonary hypoplasia. It results from a C470R mutation in the proprotein convertase PCSK5 (PC5/6). Compound mutants (Pcsk5(Vcc/null)) completely recapitulate the Pcsk5(Vcc/Vcc) phenotype, as does an epiblast-specific conditional deletion of Pcsk5. The C470R mutation ablates a disulfide bond in the P domain, and blocks export from the endoplasmic reticulum and proprotein convertase activity. We show that GDF11 is cleaved and activated by PCSK5A, but not by PCSK5A-C470R, and that Gdf11-deficient embryos, in addition to having anteroposterior patterning defects and renal and palatal agenesis, also have a presacral mass, anorectal malformation, and exomphalos. Pcsk5 mutation results in abnormal expression of several paralogous Hox genes (Hoxa, Hoxc, and Hoxd), and of Mnx1 (Hlxb9). These include known Gdf11 targets, and are necessary for caudal embryo development. We identified nonsynonymous mutations in PCSK5 in patients with VACTERL (vertebral, anorectal, cardiac, tracheoesophageal, renal, limb malformation OMIM 192350) and caudal regression syndrome, the phenotypic features of which resemble the mouse mutation. We propose that Pcsk5, at least in part via GDF11, coordinately regulates caudal Hox paralogs, to control anteroposterior patterning, nephrogenesis, skeletal, and anorectal development. PMID:18519639

  4. 21 trisomy and 9/22 translocation in a Down's syndrome malformed girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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    Diculescu, G L; Vulpe, C

    1991-01-01

    Cytogenetic and dermatoglyphic studies were carried out in Down's Syndrome (DS) malformed girl aged 2 years, suffering with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) as well as in her healthy parents. The malformed leukemic girl has about 90 percent of the analysed metaphases with the modal number 47 XX + 21, but in 15 percent of the same metaphases one notices t (9;22)(q34;q11) coexisting with trisomy 21. The mother has an inconsistent chromosomal change and the father is cytogenetically normal. The proband child's fingerprints distribution is partly similar to the mother's, but while the diseased girl has a simian line (SL) in her left hand, the healthy Father has a F1 transition form of palmar flexion creases in the left hand too. We have analysed two coexistent types of chromosomal aberrations in some metaphases of the proband girl who combines only some dermatoglyphic characteristics which are similar to each of the parents. Although the molecular basis is not known but partly in restructuring and/or repositioning of the genes in coexistent chromosomal changes we have suggested a possible way of expressing predispositional potential in leukemogenesis in which the chromosomes 21 and the genes located in them are implied. PMID:1839960

  5. p63 Gene Mutations in EEC Syndrome, Limb-Mammary Syndrome, and Isolated Split Hand–Split Foot Malformation Suggest a Genotype-Phenotype Correlation

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    van Bokhoven, Hans; Hamel, Ben C. J.; Bamshad, Mike; Sangiorgi, Eugenio; Gurrieri, Fiorella; Duijf, Pascal H. G.; Vanmolkot, Kaate R. J.; van Beusekom, Ellen; van Beersum, Sylvia E. C.; Celli, Jacopo; Merkx, Gerard F. M.; Tenconi, Romano; Fryns, Jean Pierre; Verloes, Alain; Newbury-Ecob, Ruth A.; Raas-Rotschild, Annick; Majewski, Frank; Beemer, Frits A.; Janecke, Andreas; Chitayat, David; Crisponi, Giangiorgio; Kayserili, Hülya; Yates, John R. W.; Neri, Giovanni; Brunner, Han G.

    2001-01-01

    p63 mutations have been associated with EEC syndrome (ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia, and cleft lip/palate), as well as with nonsyndromic split hand–split foot malformation (SHFM). We performed p63 mutation analysis in a sample of 43 individuals and families affected with EEC syndrome, in 35 individuals affected with SHFM, and in three families with the EEC-like condition limb-mammary syndrome (LMS), which is characterized by ectrodactyly, cleft palate, and mammary-gland abnormalities. The results differed for these three conditions. p63 gene mutations were detected in almost all (40/43) individuals affected with EEC syndrome. Apart from a frameshift mutation in exon 13, all other EEC mutations were missense, predominantly involving codons 204, 227, 279, 280, and 304. In contrast, p63 mutations were detected in only a small proportion (4/35) of patients with isolated SHFM. p63 mutations in SHFM included three novel mutations: a missense mutation (K193E), a nonsense mutation (Q634X), and a mutation in the 3? splice site for exon 5. The fourth SHFM mutation (R280H) in this series was also found in a patient with classical EEC syndrome, suggesting partial overlap between the EEC and SHFM mutational spectra. The original family with LMS (van Bokhoven et al. 1999) had no detectable p63 mutation, although it clearly localizes to the p63 locus in 3q27. In two other small kindreds affected with LMS, frameshift mutations were detected in exons 13 and 14, respectively. The combined data show that p63 is the major gene for EEC syndrome, and that it makes a modest contribution to SHFM. There appears to be a genotype-phenotype correlation, in that there is a specific pattern of missense mutations in EEC syndrome that are not generally found in SHFM or LMS. PMID:11462173

  6. Brain malformation in syndromic craniosynostoses, a primary disorder of white matter: a review

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    Charles Raybaud; Concezio Di Rocco

    2007-01-01

    Background  Syndromic craniosynostoses (Saethre–Chotzen, Pfeiffer 1, 2, 3, Apert, Crouzon, mainly) are particular in this that a single\\u000a gene defect (mostly fibroblast growth factor receptor [FGFR] 2) generates different clinical phenotypes that characterize\\u000a these syndromes. Significant brain abnormalities have been reported in all syndromes. However, whether these abnormalities\\u000a are secondary to the bone disease or primary (e.g. callosal agenesis) is still

  7. Anorectal malformations

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    Gangopadhyay, Ajay Narayan; Pandey, Vaibhav

    2015-01-01

    Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are among the more frequent congenital anomalies encountered in paediatric surgery, with an estimated incidence ranging between 1 in 2000 and 1 in 5000 live births. Antenatal diagnosis of an isolated ARM is rare. Most cases are diagnosed in the early neonatal period. There is a wide spectrum of presentation ranging from low anomalies with perineal fistula having simple management to high anomalies with complex management. Advances in the imaging techniques with improvement in knowledge of the embryology, anatomy and physiology of ARM cases have refined diagnosis and initial management. There has been marked improvement in survival of such patient over the last century. The management of ARM has moved forward from classical procedures to PSARP to minimal invasive procedures. But still the fecal and urinary incontinence can occur even with an excellent anatomic repair, mainly due to associated problems. There has been a paradigm shift in approach to these patients which involves holistic approach to the syndrome of Anorectal malformations with a long term goal of achievement of complete fecal and urinary continence with excellent quality of life. PMID:25552824

  8. Broad Spectrum of Skeletal Malformation Complex in Patients with Cleidocranial Dysplasia Syndrome: Radiographic and Tomographic Study

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    Al Kaissi, Ali; Ben Chehida, Farid; Kenis, Vladimir; Ganger, Rudolf; Radler, Christof; Hofstaetter, Jochen G.; Klaushofer, Klaus; Grill, Franz

    2013-01-01

    Purpose Cleidocranial dysplasia is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by defective ossification of the intramembraneous ossification (primarily the clavicles, cranium, and pelvis), and it is caused by mutations in the RUNX2 gene that is responsible for osteoblast differentiation. Spine deformities were of progressive nature and considered to be the major orthopedic abnormalities encountered in our practice in patients with cleidocranial dysplasia. We aimed to further delineate the underlying spine pathology and its etiological understanding. Extraspinal deformities were dealt with respectively. Material and methods In this paper, we describe 7 patients who were consistent with the phenotypic and the genotypic characterization of cleidocranial dysplasia. Reformatted computed tomography (CT) scans have been applied in several instances to further understand the underlying pathology of progressive spine tilting. Radiographs were sufficient to illustrate other skeletal malformations. Results Anatomical survey demonstrates that a broad spectrum of frequently unrecognized orthopedic aberrations were encountered. We believe that torticollis has evolved in connection with the persistence of synchondrosis of the skull base and the upper cervical spine and these are strongly correlated to the well-known pathology of posterior occipital synchondrosis. Similarly, scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis resulted from the pathologic aberration of the cartilaginous stage of disrupted embryological development. All our results are discussed for the first time. Coxa vara, patellar dysplasia, and genu valgum were observed as extraspinal deformities. Conclusion This paper includes for the first time the anatomical analysis of the malformation complex of the craniocervical and the entire spine in patients with cleidocranial dysplasia. Reformatted CT scan was the modality of choice. We were able to illustrate that the persistence of skull base and the cervical spine synchondrosis were correlated with the pathological mechanism of the posterior occipital synchondrosis. Therefore, injuries to the craniocervical region in these patients might lead to a wide range of dreadful complications, ranging from complete atlanto-occipital or atlanto-axial dislocation to nondisplaced occipital condyle avulsion fractures with the possibility of morbid and or mortal outcome. On the other hand, the persistence of a cartilaginous spine was the reason behind the progressive spine tilting. This pathological form can be considered as a notoriously unpredictable malformation complex. The value of presenting these patients is to demonsterate that the genotype is not a precise index to assess the severity and the natural history of the phenotype. PMID:24023524

  9. Lymphatic malformations: diagnosis and management.

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    Elluru, Ravindhra G; Balakrishnan, Karthik; Padua, Horacio M

    2014-08-01

    Lymphatic malformations are benign vascular lesions that arise from embryological disturbances in the development of the lymphatic system. They encompass a wide spectrum of related abnormalities, including cystic lymphatic lesions, angiokeratoma, lymphatic malformations that occur in bones (Gorham-Stout Syndrome), lymphatic and chylous leak conditions, and lymphedema. This article will focus only on lymphatic malformation mass lesions, whereas other related disease entities will be covered elsewhere in this journal issue. Lymphatic malformations occur frequently in lymphatic-rich areas such as the head and neck region, but they can also be found on any anatomical site in the body. In general, lymphatic malformations are categorized into macrocystic, microcystic, or combined depending on the size of the cysts contained within the lesion. Lymphatic malformations can cause both deformation of the anatomical site involved and functional deficits. The goal of this article is to discuss the etiology, epidemiology, treatment modalities, and comorbidities associated with lymphatic malformations. PMID:25241095

  10. Amphibian malformations

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    1998-01-01

    Frog malformations have been reported from 42 states. The broad geographic distribution of these malformations warrants national attention. Scientists at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin are studying this problem in an effort to document its scope and to determine the causes of the observed malformations.

  11. Endothelial neuropilin disruption in mice causes DiGeorge syndrome-like malformations via mechanisms distinct to those caused by loss of Tbx1.

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    Zhou, Jingjing; Pashmforoush, Mohammad; Sucov, Henry M

    2012-01-01

    The spectrum of human congenital malformations known as DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) is replicated in mice by mutation of Tbx1. Vegfa has been proposed as a modifier of DGS, based in part on the occurrence of comparable phenotypes in Tbx1 and Vegfa mutant mice. Many additional genes have been shown to cause DGS-like phenotypes in mice when mutated; these generally intersect in some manner with Tbx1, and therefore impact the same developmental processes in which Tbx1 itself is involved. In this study, using Tie2Cre, we show that endothelial-specific mutation of the gene encoding the VEGFA coreceptor neuropilin-1 (Nrp1) also replicates the most prominent terminal phenotypes that typify DGS. However, the developmental etiologies of these defects are fundamentally different from those caused by absence of TBX1. In Tie2Cre/Nrp1 mutants, initial pharyngeal organization is normal but subsequent pharyngeal organ growth is impaired, second heart field differentiation is normal but cardiac outflow tract cushion organization is distorted, neural crest cell migration is normal, and palatal mesenchyme proliferation is impaired with no change in apoptosis. Our results demonstrate that impairment of VEGF-dependent endothelial pathways leads to a spectrum of DiGeorge syndrome-type malformations, through processes that are distinguishable from those controlled by Tbx1. PMID:22396765

  12. Turner syndrome patients with bicuspid aortic valves and renal malformations exhibit abnormal expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP).

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    Jevalikar, Ganesh S; Zacharin, Margaret; White, Mary; Yau, Steven W; Li, Winnie; Ijspeert, Charlotte; Russo, Vincenzo C; Werther, George A; Sabin, Matthew A

    2014-11-12

    Abstract Objective: We analyzed mRNA expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) and examined its association with phenotypic features. Subjects and methods: XIAP mRNA expression levels were investigated in 98 patients with TS in total RNA extracted from blood leucocytes by real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Results: Levels of XIAP mRNA were significantly lower in patients with bicuspid aortic valves (BAV; n=13) than those without (log XIAP -1.17±0.3 vs. -0.94±0.2, p=0.002). Significantly higher expression of XIAP mRNA was seen in patients with a mosaic karyotype and renal malformations (log XIAP -0.79±0.3 vs. -1.0±0.3, p=0.03). No correlations were seen between XIAP and other manifestations. Conclusion: Abnormal expression of XIAP may be an important underlying mechanism in the development of BAV and renal malformations in TS. However, abnormal XIAP mRNA expression, as determined from peripheral mononuclear cells, does not appear to explain all the somatic and visceral stigmata of TS. PMID:25389989

  13. Dandy-Walker malformation and Wisconsin syndrome: novel cases add further insight into the genotype-phenotype correlations of 3q23q25 deletions

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    2013-01-01

    Background The Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) is one of the commonest congenital cerebellar defects, and can be associated with multiple congenital anomalies and chromosomal syndromes. The occurrence of overlapping 3q deletions including the ZIC1 and ZIC4 genes in few patients, along with data from mouse models, have implicated both genes in the pathogenesis of DWM. Methods and results Using a SNP-array approach, we recently identified three novel patients carrying heterozygous 3q deletions encompassing ZIC1 and ZIC4. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that only two had a typical DWM, while the third did not present any defect of the DWM spectrum. SNP-array analysis in further eleven children diagnosed with DWM failed to identify deletions of ZIC1-ZIC4. The clinical phenotype of the three 3q deleted patients included multiple congenital anomalies and peculiar facial appearance, related to the localization and extension of each deletion. In particular, phenotypes resulted from the variable combination of three recognizable patterns: DWM (with incomplete penetrance); blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome; and Wisconsin syndrome (WS), recently mapped to 3q. Conclusions Our data indicate that the 3q deletion is a rare defect associated with DWM, and suggest that the hemizygosity of ZIC1-ZIC4 genes is neither necessary nor sufficient per se to cause this condition. Furthermore, based on a detailed comparison of clinical features and molecular data from 3q deleted patients, we propose clinical diagnostic criteria and refine the critical region for WS. PMID:23679990

  14. AP1S2 is mutated in X-linked Dandy-Walker malformation with intellectual disability, basal ganglia disease and seizures (Pettigrew syndrome).

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    Cacciagli, Pierre; Desvignes, Jean-Pierre; Girard, Nadine; Delepine, Marc; Zelenika, Diana; Lathrop, Mark; Lévy, Nicolas; Ledbetter, David H; Dobyns, William B; Villard, Laurent

    2014-03-01

    MRXS5 or Pettigrew syndrome was described 20 years ago in a four generation family including nine affected individuals presenting with facial dysmorphism, intellectual disability, Dandy-Walker malformation and inconstant choreoathetosis. Four individuals had iron deposition in the basal ganglia seen on MRI or at autopsy. The mutation causing Pettigrew has remained elusive since the initial description of the condition. We report the identification of a mutation in the X-linked AP1S2 gene in the original Pettigrew syndrome family using X-chromosome exome sequencing. We report additional phenotype details for several of the affected individuals, allowing us to further refine the phenotype corresponding to this X-linked intellectual disability syndrome. The AP1S2 c.426+1?G>T mutation segregates with the disease in the Pettigrew syndrome family and results in loss of 46 amino acids in the clathrin adaptor complex small chain domain that spans most of the AP1S2 protein sequence. The mutation reported here in AP1S2 is the first mutation that is not predicted to cause a premature termination of the coding sequence or absence of the AP1S2 protein. Although most of the families affected by a mutation in AP1S2 were initially described as having different disorders assigned to at least three different OMIM numbers (MIM 300629, 300630 and 304340), our analysis of the phenotype shows that they are all the same syndrome with recognition complicated by highly variable expressivity that is seen within as well as between families and is probably not explained by differences in mutation severity. PMID:23756445

  15. Imaging of congenital lung malformations.

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    Chowdhury, Moti M; Chakraborty, Subhasis

    2015-08-01

    Congenital lung malformations are a heterogeneous group of anomalies that involve the lungs and tracheobronchial tree (congenital airway pulmonary malformation, bronchial atresia, bronchogenic cyst, congenital lobar overinflation, pulmonary cyst, hamartoma, pulmonary isomerism and azygous lobe), vascular abnormalities (arteriovenous malformations, anomalous pulmonary venous return, pulmonary artery sling, interrupted pulmonary artery, pulmonary varix, pulmonary vein stenosis and pulmonary lymphangiectasia), or frequently both entities (pulmonary sequestration, pulmonary maldevelopment and scimitar syndrome). Advances in diagnostic imaging (including sonography, multi-detector computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and angiography) have increased their detection during both antenatal and postnatal periods, and radiological characterisation, which in turn influence patient counselling and management stratification. An educational illustration of the clinical application in characterisation of these malformations is presented. PMID:26051049

  16. Phacomatosis pigmentovascularis and extensive venous malformation of brain vessels: an unknown association or a new vascular neurocutaneous syndrome?

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    Toelle, S P; Weibel, L; Schiegl, H; Boltshauser, E

    2011-12-01

    We report on a 16-year-old intelligent and sportive boy with the cutaneous findings of phacomatosis pigmentovascularis unclassifiable type.The skin anomaly was lateralised to his left body side since birth, fading over the years. Because of headache and dizziness, brain magnetic resonance imaging was performed, which revealed an impressive enlargement of subependymal, deep and superficial medullary veins on the right side combined with a mild atrophy of the ipsilateral parietal region. We propose to investigate patients with phacomatosis pigmentovascularis for associated venous brain malformations with adequate imaging techniques. PMID:22020813

  17. Joubert's syndrome with retinal dysplasia: neonatal tachypnoea as the clue to a genetic brain-eye malformation

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    M D King; J Dudgeon; J B Stephenson

    1984-01-01

    Five children with features of Joubert's syndrome and Leber's amaurosis are described. The presenting symptoms were panting tachypnoea in the newborn, prolonged apnoeic attacks in the neonatal period (in both of identical twins), global developmental delay, and failure to develop vision. Three children had multiple hemifacial spasms, such as have been seen in Joubert's syndrome, and the same three had

  18. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI with cystic malformations of the meninges in a 7-year-old girl

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    Irene Brunk; Brigitte Stöver; Chrysanthy Ikonomidou; Jürgen Brinckmann; Luitgard M. Neumann

    2004-01-01

    A 7-year-old girl with thoracolumbar kyphoscoliosis was admitted for further diagnostic evaluation after a spinal MRI scan had shown several intraspinal extramedullary lesions. The clinical features including joint hypermobility and cigarette-paper like scars led to the presumptive diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI (EDS VI). Analysis of urinary lysyl- and hydroxylysyl-pyridinoline cross-links excretion confirmed a deficiency of lysylhydroxylase 1 and

  19. Epilepsy Syndromes Edward C. Mader, Jr. and Piotr W. Olejniczak

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    cortical dysplasia, Sturge-Weber syndrome, arteriovenous malformation, etc.; perinatal hypoxia to hypsarrhythmia or multifocal spikes etiology: malformations: hemimegalencephaly, diffuse cortical migrational: malformations: tuberous sclerosis, hemimegalencephaly, lissencephaly, agenesis of the corpus callosum, focal

  20. Malformations of cortical development

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    Pang, Trudy; Atefy, Ramin; Sheen, Volney

    2012-01-01

    Background Malformations of cortical development (MCD) are increasingly recognized as an important cause of epilepsy and developmental delay. MCD encompass a wide spectrum of disorders with various underlying genetic etiologies and clinical manifestations. High resolution imaging has dramatically improved our recognition of MCD. Review Summary This review will provide a brief overview of the stages of normal cortical development, including neuronal proliferation, neuroblast migration, and neuronal organization. Disruptions at various stages lead to characteristic MCD. Disorders of neurogenesis give rise to microcephaly (small brain) or macrocephaly (large brain). Disorders of early neuroblast migration give rise to periventricular heterotopia (neurons located along the ventricles), whereas abnormalities later in migration lead to lissencephaly (smooth brain) or subcortical band heterotopia (smooth brain with a band of heterotopic neurons under the cortex). Abnormal neuronal migration arrest give rise to over-migration of neurons in cobblestone lissencephaly. Lastly, disorders of neuronal organization cause polymicrogyria (abnormally small gyri and sulci). This review will also discuss the known genetic mutations and potential mechanisms that contribute to these syndromes. Conclusion Identification of various gene mutations has not only given us greater insight into some of the pathophysiologic basis of MCD, but also an understanding of the processes involved in normal cortical development. PMID:18469675

  1. Aase syndrome

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    Aase-Smith syndrome; Hypoplastic anemia/Triphalangeal thumb syndrome ... Jones KL, ed. Aase syndrome. In: Smith's Recognizable Patterns Of Human Malformation. 6th ed. Saunders. 2005. Clinton C, Gazda HT. Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. 2009 Jun 25 [Updated 2013 Jul ...

  2. Two families with isolated cat cry without the cri-du-chat syndrome phenotype have an inherited 5p15.3 deletion: Delineation of the larynx malformation region

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    Gersh, M.; Overhauser, J. [Thomas Jefferson Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States); Pasztor, L.M. [Children`s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO (United States)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    The cri-du-chat syndrome is a contiguous gene syndrome that results from a deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5 (5p). Patients present with a cat-like cry at birth that is usually considered diagnostic of this syndrome. Additional features of the syndrome include failure to thrive, microcephaly, hypertelorism, epicanthal folds, hypotonia, and severe mental retardation. We report on two families in which the patients with 5p deletions have only the characteristic cat-like cry with normal to mildly delayed development. One family has three children with varying levels of developmental delay and a deletion of 5p15.3 that was inherited from the father. The second family has a mother and daughter both presenting with a cat-like cry and normal intelligence. A de novo deletion in a patient with isolated cat cry and mild developmental delay was also identified. The precise locations of the deletions in each family were determined by fluorescent in situ hybridization using lambda phage, cosmids, and YAC clones. Cryptic translocations and mosaicism were not detected in the parents transmitting the deletion. All of the deletion breakpoints map distal to the previously defined cri-du-chat critical region. A YAC contig has been constructed for the chromosomal region implicated in the larynx malformation. DNA clones mapping in this region will be useful diagnostic tools for delineating 5p deletions that result in the typical features of cri-du-chat syndrome with deletions that result in the isolated cat-like cry feature which is associated with a better prognosis.

  3. Capillary Malformation–Arteriovenous Malformation, a New Clinical and Genetic Disorder Caused by RASA1 Mutations

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    Eerola, Iiro; Boon, Laurence M.; Mulliken, John B.; Burrows, Patricia E.; Dompmartin, Anne; Watanabe, Shoji; Vanwijck, Romain; Vikkula, Miikka

    2003-01-01

    Capillary malformation (CM), or “port-wine stain,” is a common cutaneous vascular anomaly that initially appears as a red macular stain that darkens over years. CM also occurs in several combined vascular anomalies that exhibit hypertrophy, such as Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and Parkes Weber syndrome. Occasional familial segregation of CM suggests that there is genetic susceptibility, underscored by the identification of a large locus, CMC1, on chromosome 5q. We used genetic fine mapping with polymorphic markers to reduce the size of the CMC1 locus. A positional candidate gene, RASA1, encoding p120-RasGAP, was screened for mutations in 17 families. Heterozygous inactivating RASA1 mutations were detected in six families manifesting atypical CMs that were multiple, small, round to oval in shape, and pinkish red in color. In addition to CM, either arteriovenous malformation, arteriovenous fistula, or Parkes Weber syndrome was documented in all the families with a mutation. We named this newly identified association caused by RASA1 mutations “CM-AVM,” for capillary malformation–arteriovenous malformation. The phenotypic variability can be explained by the involvement of p120-RasGAP in signaling for various growth factor receptors that control proliferation, migration, and survival of several cell types, including vascular endothelial cells. PMID:14639529

  4. [The lymphatic malformations: clinical aspects and evolution].

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    Salazard, B; Londner, J; Casanova, D; Bardot, J; Magalon, G

    2006-01-01

    Lymphatic malformations (LM) are the most frequent vascular malformations. There are three types of lesions involving lymphatic development that must be included in LM: vascular anomalies and knots (truncal malformations [TLM]); cystic anomalies, superficial or deep, uni- or multicystic (extratruncal malformations [ETLM]) and hemolymphatic anomalies which combine venous, arterial, or capillary malformations with LM. ETLM can be ubiquitously distributed but most are located in the cervical or axillary regions. Most ETLM are diagnosed at birth and in 80-90% of the cases before the age of 2. The clinical aspects are extremely variable: superficial ETLM (vesicular) and deep ETLM, localised or diffuse, mono- or multicystic. TLM are generally located on a lower limb with neonatal lymphatic oedema (often in a polymalformation context). All forms of the hemolymphatic combination can be identified. They are generally located on the limbs and are often unilateral. They are usually sporadic but can also be can be found in polymalformation syndromes (Klippel-Trénaunay, Parkes-Weber, Protée, Maffucci). ETLM generally tend to increase in volume and spread with age with stabilisation at puberty. They do not tend to spontaneously regress. Specific local complications can have serious consequences. They are linked to haemorrhaging, infections and compression phenomena. There can also be complications such as skeletal and soft tissue hypertrophy. PMID:17007978

  5. JS-X syndrome: A multiple congenital malformation with vocal cord paralysis, ear deformity, hearing loss, shoulder musculature underdevelopment, and X-linked recessive inheritance.

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    Hoeve, Hans L J; Brooks, Alice S; Smit, Liesbeth S

    2015-07-01

    We report on a family with a not earlier described multiple congenital malformation. Several male family members suffer from laryngeal obstruction caused by bilateral vocal cord paralysis, outer and middle ear deformity with conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, facial dysmorphisms, and underdeveloped shoulder musculature. The affected female members only have middle ear deformity and hearing loss. The pedigree is suggestive of an X-linked recessive inheritance pattern. SNP-array revealed a deletion and duplication on Xq28 in the affected family members. A possible aetiology is a neurocristopathy with most symptoms expressed in structures derived from branchial arches. PMID:25998214

  6. Cerebral Cavernous Malformation

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    ... medical institutions across the country. Much of this research focuses on finding better ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure CCM. NIH Patient Recruitment for Cavernous Malformation Clinical Trials At NIH Clinical Center Throughout the U.S. ...

  7. Management of Vascular Malformations

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    Houbara, Seiji; Hirano, Akiyoshi

    2014-01-01

    Background: Even though vascular malformations are well categorized, further details are relatively unknown. Of treated patients regarding the frequency, demographic distributions, and other related factors by multivariate regression analyses in proportion to total vascular malformations, methods of treatment and how to manage them have not been elucidated thoroughly. Methods: From January 2006 to March 2012, consecutively treated patients with vascular anomalies were included in this investigation at least 1-year follow-up. Results: Of the total of 123 cases, 86 females and 37 males, the mean follow-up was 3.5?±?1.68 years, and the frequency of treatment was 1–8 times (1.8?±?1.30). Surgery was performed for 22 cases (17.9%) of venous malformations and arteriovenous malformations. In multivariate regression, the frequency of treatment was significantly correlated with the length of follow-up (P < 0.001), age (P < 0.05), and type of malformations (P < 0.05) (R2 = 0.18). Need for surgery was significantly increased with age at odds ratio (OR) of 1.06 [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.03–1.80] (P < 0.001), and head/face/neck, and upper limb are more performed at OR of 0.24 (95% CI, 0.07–0.85) (P < 0.05). The satisfaction score varied from 1 to 5 (3.9?±?0.68). Complications occurred in 3 cases (2.4%). In logistic regression of complications, the OR of the satisfaction score was 0.13 (95% CI, 0.02–0.80) (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Treatment of vascular malformations is an integral part of multidisciplinary approaches. Venous malformations are more frequent in combination surgery, and if there are fewer complications, the patients’ satisfaction increases. PMID:25289321

  8. Interventional treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.

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    Andersen, Poul Erik; Kjeldsen, Anette Drøhse

    2010-09-28

    Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) are congenital vascular communications in the lungs. They act as right to left shunts so that the blood running through these malformations is not oxygenated or filtered. These patients are typically hypoxaemic with exercise intolerance and are at high risk of paradoxical emboli to the brain and other organs. These malformations are most commonly seen in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) (Mb. Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome). Nowadays, the generally accepted treatment strategy of first choice is embolization of the afferent arteries to the arteriovenous malformations. It is a minimally invasive procedure and at the same time a lung preserving treatment with a very high technical success, high effectiveness and low morbidity and mortality. Embolization prevents cerebral stroke and abscess as well as pulmonary haemorrhage and further raises the functional level. Embolization is a well-established method of treating PAVM, with a significant effect on oxygenation of the blood. Screening for PAVM in patients at risk is recommended, especially in patients with HHT. PMID:21160695

  9. Phylogenetic and recombination analysis of the homing protein domain of grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV) isolates associated with 'yellow mosaic' and 'infectious malformation' syndromes in grapevine.

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    Elbeaino, Toufic; Kiyi, Hulusi; Boutarfa, Reza; Minafra, Angelantonio; Martelli, Giovanni Paolo; Digiaro, Michele

    2014-10-01

    The RNA2 of seven grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV) isolates from vines with yellow mosaic (YM) symptoms from different origin were sequenced. These sequences showed a high variability in the homing protein (2A(HP)) and, in five of them, a putative recombination with arabis mosaic virus (ArMV) was detected. To investigate recombination frequency, the partial sequences of the 2A(HP) of 28 additional GFLV isolates from nine different countries, showing either YM or infectious malformations (MF) symptoms, were obtained and compared with those of GFLV isolates from GenBank. The analysis confirmed the high level of sequence variability (up to 41 % at the nucleotide level) among isolates. In phylogenetic trees constructed using different approaches, the sequenced isolates always clustered in four conserved groups, three of which comprised YM strains (groups 1, 2 and 3), and one (group 4) the MF strains. Potential interspecific recombination sites between GFLV and ArMV were predicted in the 2A(HP) gene of several isolates, all of which were associated with YM symptoms. PMID:24916055

  10. Congenital spinal lipomatous malformations

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    Natarajan Muthukumar

    2009-01-01

    Background  To report this author’s experience with patients with a congenital spinal lipomatous malformation with special emphasis on\\u000a variations in clinical presentation, operative findings, and outcome based on the classification scheme proposed in the first\\u000a part of this two part article.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  From January 1995 to July 2005, 80 patients with a congenital spinal lipomatous malformation were treated. All patients underwent\\u000a routine

  11. Peripheral Vascular Malformations

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    Peter Littler; Peter Rowlands

    \\u000a Peripheral vascular malformations are uncommon lesions and are thought to be due to a focal persistence of primitive vascular\\u000a elements.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Vascular malformations are not neoplastic. They are subdivided into high-flow and low-flow lesions. High-flow lesions are\\u000a arterial; low-flow lesions are venous, capillary, or lymphatic.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a It is important that these lesions are evaluated and treated by a specialist with experience in

  12. [Multiple intracranial arteriovenous malformation].

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    Gelabert-González, Miguel; Santin-Amo, José María; Román-Pena, Paula; Vázquez Herrero, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    Multiple cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are thought to be exceedingly rare lesions and have usually been reported as single cases. The incidence of multiple cerebral AVMs in major series ranges from 0.3% to 9% and, in the majority of cases, these malformations are associated with other vascular anomalies of the brain or soft tissues. We report a 62-year-old woman that presented with a left temporal haemorrhage. Angiography showed 3 AVMs located in the left temporal lobe, left cerebellar hemisphere and right temporal lobe. The lesions were treated with radiosurgery. PMID:25596643

  13. Vascular malformations as underlying cause of chronic thromboembolism and pulmonary hypertension

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    Charlene E. U. Oduber; Victor E. A. Gerdes; Chantal M. A. M. van der Horst; Paul Bresser

    2009-01-01

    We report four patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) presumably due to recurrent pulmonary embolism from low-flow vascular malformations, and give a review of the literature. Venous malformations, such as those observed in Klippel- Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) can be associated with hypercoagulability, thrombosis and recurrent pulmonary embolism and ultimately CTEPH. Since many physicians appear unfamiliar with these potential complications,

  14. Cardiovascular Malformations Among Preterm Infants

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    Kirsty Tanner; Nilofer Sabrine; Christopher Wren

    2010-01-01

    Objective. Preterm birth and cardiovas- cular malformations are the 2 most common causes of neonatal and infant death, but there are no published population-based reports on the relationship between them. We undertook this study to determine the preva- lence and spectrum of cardiovascular malformations in a preterm population, the prevalence of prematurity among infants with cardiovascular malformations, and the influence

  15. Genetics Home Reference: Proteus syndrome

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    ... proposed for the condition is segmental overgrowth, lipomatosis, arteriovenous malformations, and epidermal nevus (SOLAMEN) syndrome; another is type 2 segmental Cowden syndrome. However, some scientific articles still refer to PTEN -related Proteus ... complication ; connective tissue ; diagnosis ; ...

  16. Congenital vascular malformations in scintigraphic evaluation

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    Pilecki, Stanis?aw; Gierach, Marcin; Gierach, Joanna; ?wi?taszczyk, Cyprian; Junik, Roman; Lasek, W?adys?aw

    2014-01-01

    Summary Background Congenital vascular malformations are tumour-like, non-neoplastic lesions caused by disorders of vascular tissue morphogenesis. They are characterised by a normal cell replacement cycle throughout all growth phases and do not undergo spontaneous involution. Here we present a scintigraphic image of familial congenital vascular malformations in two sisters. Material/Methods A 17-years-old young woman with a history of multiple hospitalisations for foci of vascular anomalies appearing progressively in the upper and lower right limbs, chest wall and spleen. A Parkes Weber syndrome was diagnosed based on the clinical picture. Due to the occurrence of new foci of malformations, a whole-body scintigraphic examination was performed. A 12-years-old girl reported a lump in the right lower limb present for approximately 2 years, which was clinically identified as a vascular lesion in the area of calcaneus and talus. Phleboscintigraphy visualized normal radiomarker outflow from the feet via the deep venous system, also observed in the superficial venous system once the tourniquets were released. In static and whole-body examinations vascular malformations were visualised in the area of the medial cuneiform, navicular and talus bones of the left foot, as well as in the projection of right calcaneus and above the right talocrural joint. Conclusions People with undiagnosed disorders related to the presence of vascular malformations should undergo periodic follow-up to identify lesions that may be the cause of potentially serious complications and to assess the results of treatment. Presented scintigraphic methods may be used for both diagnosing and monitoring of disease progression. PMID:24567769

  17. Giant lymphatic malformation

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    Sharon Tamir; Ronit Agid; Doron Halperin; Jean-Yves Sichel

    2006-01-01

    Lymphatic malformations (LM) are rare, often presenting as congenital abnormal growth of lymphatic vessels diagnosed most commonly in the pediatric population.We report a case of an adult women presenting with a giant LM of the neck and mediastinum reaching the upper part of the retroperitoneum, manifesting itself as bilateral supraclavicular neck masses accompanied with an abdominal mass.

  18. Contribution of Rare Copy Number Variants to Isolated Human Malformations

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    Serra-Juhé, Clara; Rodríguez-Santiago, Benjamín; Cuscó, Ivon; Vendrell, Teresa; Camats, Núria; Torán, Núria; Pérez-Jurado, Luis A.

    2012-01-01

    Background Congenital malformations are present in approximately 2–3% of liveborn babies and 20% of stillborn fetuses. The mechanisms underlying the majority of sporadic and isolated congenital malformations are poorly understood, although it is hypothesized that the accumulation of rare genetic, genomic and epigenetic variants converge to deregulate developmental networks. Methodology/Principal Findings We selected samples from 95 fetuses with congenital malformations not ascribed to a specific syndrome (68 with isolated malformations, 27 with multiple malformations). Karyotyping and Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) discarded recurrent genomic and cytogenetic rearrangements. DNA extracted from the affected tissue (46%) or from lung or liver (54%) was analyzed by molecular karyotyping. Validations and inheritance were obtained by MLPA. We identified 22 rare copy number variants (CNV) [>100 kb, either absent (n?=?7) or very uncommon (n?=?15, <1/2,000) in the control population] in 20/95 fetuses with congenital malformations (21%), including 11 deletions and 11 duplications. One of the 9 tested rearrangements was de novo while the remaining were inherited from a healthy parent. The highest frequency was observed in fetuses with heart hypoplasia (8/17, 62.5%), with two events previously related with the phenotype. Double events hitting candidate genes were detected in two samples with brain malformations. Globally, the burden of deletions was significantly higher in fetuses with malformations compared to controls. Conclusions/Significance Our data reveal a significant contribution of rare deletion-type CNV, mostly inherited but also de novo, to human congenital malformations, especially heart hypoplasia, and reinforce the hypothesis of a multifactorial etiology in most cases. PMID:23056206

  19. Arteriovenous malformation management

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    Wayne F. Yakes; Plinio Rossi; Henk Odink

    1996-01-01

    Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rare vascular lesions that can present with a myriad of clinical presentations. In our\\u000a institutions, initial workup consists of a clinical exam, color Doppler imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. After the\\u000a initial nonivasive workup, arteriography, at times closed system venography, and ethanol endovascular repair of the AVM is\\u000a performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the size

  20. The atrioventricular junctions in Ebstein malformation

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    Ho, S; Goltz, D; McCarthy, K; Cook, A; Connell, M; Smith, A; Anderson, R

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVE—To review the anatomical structure of the right atrioventricular junction, including the specialised atrioventricular conduction system, in hearts with Ebstein's malformation, to identify potential substrates for the abnormalities in conduction.?METHODS—Five heart specimens representing the morphological spectrum of Ebstein malformation were examined grossly and histologically.?RESULTS—On the endocardial surface, the atrioventricular junction was marked by a faint line in two hearts, and by a small ridge in the other three. Analysis of the right parietal junction in four hearts revealed only two accessory muscular atrioventricular connections. A plane of fibrofatty tissue separated atrial from ventricular myocardium in the right parietal junction in all hearts. The compact atrioventricular node was closer to the coronary sinus than usual. Accessory nodoventricular connections were present in four hearts, while accessory fasciculo-ventricular connections were found in one. The right bundle branch was hypoplastic or absent in four hearts.?CONCLUSIONS—In this small series, the parietal atrioventricular junction was better developed than previously thought. Structural abnormalities of the atrioventricular conduction system, however, were present. These may account for some of the conduction abnormalities frequently observed with the Ebstein malformation.???Keywords: Ebstein's anomaly; atrioventricular node; bundle branch block; Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome PMID:10722549

  1. Arteriovenous Malformation Management

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    Yakes, Wayne F. [Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiology Imaging Associates, P.C., Colorado NeurologicalInstitute, Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO 80110 (United States); Rossi, Plinio [Department of Radiology, Universita Degli Studi Di Roma, 'La Sapienza', 00161 Rome (Italy); Odink, Henk [Department of Radiology, De Wever Hospital, Henri Dunanstrat 5, 6419 PC Heerlen (Netherlands)

    1996-11-15

    Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rare vascular lesions that can present with a myriad of clinical presentations. In our institutions, initial workup consists of a clinical exam, color Doppler imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. After the initial noninvasive workup, arteriography, at times closed system venography, and ethanol endovascular repair of the AVM is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the size of the lesion, additional Swan-Ganz line and arterial line monitoring are performed. Patients are usually observed overnight and uneventfully discharged the following day if no complication occurs. Patients are followed at periodic intervals despite cure of their lesion. Long-term follow-up is essential in AVM management.

  2. Somatic Mutations in Cerebral Cortical Malformations

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    Jamuar, Saumya S.; Lam, Anh-Thu N.; Kircher, Martin; D'Gama, Alissa M.; Wang, Jian; Barry, Brenda J.; Zhang, Xiaochang; Hill, Robert Sean; Partlow, Jennifer N.; Rozzo, Aldo; Servattalab, Sarah; Mehta, Bhaven K.; Topcu, Meral; Amrom, Dina; Andermann, Eva; Dan, Bernard; Parrini, Elena; Guerrini, Renzo; Scheffer, Ingrid E.; Berkovic, Samuel F.; Leventer, Richard J.; Shen, Yiping; Wu, Bai Lin; Barkovich, A. James; Sahin, Mustafa; Chang, Bernard S.; Bamshad, Michael; Nickerson, Deborah A.; Shendure, Jay; Poduri, Annapurna; Yu, Timothy W.; Walsh, Christopher A.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Although there is increasing recognition of the role of somatic mutations in genetic disorders, the prevalence of somatic mutations in neurodevelopmental disease and the optimal techniques to detect somatic mosaicism have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS Using a customized panel of known and candidate genes associated with brain malformations, we applied targeted high-coverage sequencing (depth, ?200×) to leukocyte-derived DNA samples from 158 persons with brain malformations, including the double-cortex syndrome (subcortical band heterotopia, 30 persons), polymicrogyria with megalencephaly (20), periventricular nodular heterotopia (61), and pachygyria (47). We validated candidate mutations with the use of Sanger sequencing and, for variants present at unequal read depths, subcloning followed by colony sequencing. RESULTS Validated, causal mutations were found in 27 persons (17%; range, 10 to 30% for each phenotype). Mutations were somatic in 8 of the 27 (30%), predominantly in persons with the double-cortex syndrome (in whom we found mutations in DCX and LIS1), persons with periventricular nodular heterotopia (FLNA), and persons with pachygyria (TUBB2B). Of the somatic mutations we detected, 5 (63%) were undetectable with the use of traditional Sanger sequencing but were validated through subcloning and subsequent sequencing of the subcloned DNA. We found potentially causal mutations in the candidate genes DYNC1H1, KIF5C, and other kinesin genes in persons with pachygyria. CONCLUSIONS Targeted sequencing was found to be useful for detecting somatic mutations in patients with brain malformations. High-coverage sequencing panels provide an important complement to whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing in the evaluation of somatic mutations in neuropsychiatric disease. (Funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and others.) PMID:25140959

  3. Brainstem cavernous malformations.

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    Petr, O; Lanzino, G

    2015-09-01

    Of all cavernous malformations (CMs), 4% to 35% are found in the brainstem accounting for 13% of vascular malformations of the posterior fossa. The annual risk of hemorrhage associated with a CM with no history of a previous hemorrhagic episode is very low ranging from 0.6% to 1.1% per year. However, the risk of recurrent hemorrhage after a presenting bleed is significantly higher. There is a correlation between the extent of persistent neurological deficits and the number of recurrent hemorrhages as rehemorrhage increases the rate and severity of neurological deficits. Neurological deficits often improve after a hemorrhagic event spontaneously and sometimes resolve completely. The indication for surgery in patients with brainstem CMs is controversial. Over the years, we have taken a more cautious stance and we often recommend observation in patients after a single symptomatic bleed as most patients return to a good level of functioning after a single bleed. Surgery is recommended for more aggressive lesions usually after a recurrent bleed. In general, given the very low risk of bleeding from truly asymptomatic lesions, surgery should not be considered in these patients. For symptomatic lesions which have presented with hemorrhage, the decision of whether or not to proceed with surgical resection is related to the risk of surgery, patient's disposition and perceived risk of rebleeding. Favorable outcome can be achieved through surgical resection after an appropriate selection of the patients and thorough preoperative surgical planning. PMID:25943871

  4. Major Congenital Malformations in Barbados: The Prevalence, the Pattern, and the Resulting Morbidity and Mortality

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    Singh, Keerti; Krishnamurthy, Kandamaran; Greaves, Camille; Kandamaran, Latha; Nielsen, Anders L.; Kumar, Alok

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To study the prevalence and the pattern of major congenital malformations and its contribution to the overall perinatal morbidity and mortality. Methods. It is a retrospective population based study. It includes all major congenital malformations in newborns during 1993-2012. The data was collected from the birth register, the neonatal admission register and the individual patient records at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where over 90% of deliveries take place and it is the only facility for the care of sick newborns in this country. Results. The overall prevalence of major congenital malformations among the live births was 59/10,000 live births and that among the stillbirths was 399/10,000 stillbirths. Circulatory system was the most commonly affected and accounted for 20% of all the major congenital malformations. Individually, Down syndrome (4.1/10, 000 live births) was the commonest major congenital malformation. There was a significant increase in the overall prevalence during the study period. Major congenital malformations were responsible for 14% of all neonatal death. Conclusions. Less than 1% of all live newborns have major congenital malformations with a preponderance of the malformations of the circulatory system. Major congenital malformations contribute significantly to the overall neonatal morbidity and mortality in this country. PMID:25006483

  5. Anencephaly and its Associated Malformations

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    Meshram, Pritee Madan; Hattangdi, Shanta Sunil

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Anencephaly is a serious neural tube defect in which parts of the brain and skull are not developed. But apart from this it is also associated with other malformations which are not related to neural tube in development. Aim: The present study was undertaken to find the associated congenital malformations in western region of India and establish a aetiological correlation. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted using 20 anencephalic fetuses. Results: Nearly 80% of fetuses had associated malformations. Spina bifida was seen in 9 fetuses and cleft palate in 8. Female fetus with cleft palate had other severe associated gastrointestinal and skeletal malformation. Conclusion: In cases of anencephaly other associated malfor–mations like spina bifida and cleft palate are commonly seen. PMID:25386414

  6. Evaluation of the association of zoonotic Ljungan virus with perinatal deaths and fetal malformation.

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    Zheng, Lili; Wang, Fang; Huang, Jing; Xin, Hong

    2015-03-01

    More and more epidemiologic and experimental data support the notion that Ljungan virus (LV), originally isolated from some rodent populations in Sweden, Denmark, and the United States, plays an important role in stillbirth and fetal malformation. Mouse dams infected with LV may result in uterine resorption and perinatal deaths that may cross generations, and their offspring may suffer high rates of malformations including cranial, brain, and limb malformations. In humans, researches founded that LV infection is related to malformation, intrauterine fetal death, and even central nervous system malformation. Although molecularly characterized, little is known about the biophysical nature of LV. Consequently, the role of LV infections in sudden infant death syndrome is still confusing, and the mechanism of how LV infections cause diseases is not clear. More research is clearly necessary to explore the mechanisms of LV infection in human and animal diseases to bring improvement to the clinical outcomes. PMID:25789980

  7. Controversies in Chiari I malformations

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    Baisden, Jamie

    2012-01-01

    Background: The diagnosis and management of Chiari I malformations (CMI) remains controversial, particularly since it is often an incidental finding on cervical MR scans performed for neck pain and/or headaches. Recently, some surgeons “over-operated” on asymptomatic patients with Chiari I malformations, or even on those without the requisite radiographic diagnostic features for Chiari I malformations: unfortunately, only a subset were admonished for indiscriminate surgery. Nevertheless, when this hindbrain malformation is truly symptomatic, contributing to impaired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, various valid surgical management strategies may be adopted. Methods: This review focuses on the current literature regarding the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and surgical management of Chiari I malformation. Variations in the surgical technique are also presented and critiqued. Results: The recommended treatment for Chiari I malformations I consists of decompressive suboccipital craniectomy and duroplasty when abnormal cine-flow MRI is observed preoperatively and blockage of CSF flow persists intraoperatively despite bony decompression. Conclusions: Controversy continues regarding the optimal surgical technique to address Chiari malformations I. Proper diagnostic studies and patient selection are needed to optimize patient outcomes, while avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures. PMID:22905329

  8. [Potentialities of magnetic resonance imaging in the complex of prenatal radiation diagnosis of fetal malformations].

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    Mikha?lov, M K; Akberov, R F; Anisimov, V I; Iusupov, K F

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to investigate the potentialities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the complex of prenatal radiation diagnosis of fetal malformations. Twenty-eight female patients with suspected fetal malformations were examined. Ultrasound study was supplemented by MRI according to a specially developed protocol. Various fetal CNS malformations were diagnosed. These included the Arnold-Chiari syndrome, the Dandy-Walker syndrome, occlusive hydrocephaly, lobular holoprosencephaly, porencephaly, diaphragmatic hernias, anomalies of the abdomen and retroperitoneal space, as well as anomalies of facial structures, including median clefts, and dacryocystocele. The use of MRI in the complex prenatal radiation diagnosis makes it possible to visualize fetal malformation more clearly, contributes to the more adequate prediction of the outcome of pregnancy and to the choice of a management policy for a female patient. PMID:15462048

  9. Patterns of anomalies in children with malformed ears.

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    Rapin, I; Ruben, R J

    1976-10-01

    Sixteen children with anomalies of the auricle and/or middle ear who presented malformations of the face, mouth, upper airway, spine, limbs, heart, gastrointestinal (GI), and/or genitourinary (GU) systems, were described. While clusters of anomalies suggested syndromes such as the oculo-auriculo-vertebral syndrome of Goldenhar, hamifacial microsomia, mandibulo-facial dysostosis (Treacher Collins syndrome), Pierre Robin, Klippel-Feil, Moebius, Duane, and/or VATER syndromes, many children did not fit what are usually considered even minimal criteria for these syndromes. Several children had malformations which fit the description of more than one syndrome. The importance of investigating the children for unsuspected anomalies, especially of the GU system, was emphasized. Life threatening problems in this group consisted of airway problems, congenital heart disease, and major anomalies of the GI and GU systems. Better management of sucking, swallowing and airway problems might have decreased the early morbidity and mortality (3/16) in this group. Children with multiple defacing anomalies may not be mentally retarded so that aggressive management of their visceral anomalies and hearing problems, and early educational intervention are mandatory. Delay in development may be due to hearing loss, vestibular impairment, ataxia, the consequences of early malnutrition, and multiple hospitalizations rather than to mental retardation. A pessimistic attitude in infancy is unwarranted since it is impossible to predict which children will end up competitive individuals. PMID:966914

  10. Vascular Malformation and Common Keratinocytic Nevus of the Soft Type: Phacomatosis Pigmentovascularis Revisited

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    Laureano, André; Carvalho, Rodrigo; Amaro, Cristina; Freitas, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    Phacomatosis pigmentovascularis is a rare syndrome characterized by the coexistence of a pigmented nevus and a cutaneous vascular malformation. We report a 5-year-old boy with all the typical findings of phacomatosis pigmentovascularis type Ia. Although its existence according to the traditional classification has been questioned, this case represents a very rare association of a capillary vascular malformation and a common keratinocytic nevus of the soft type. PMID:25506441

  11. A case of Dandy-Walker malformation associated with occipital meningocele, microphthalamia, and cleft palate

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    S. Nishimaki; H. Yoda; K. Seki; T. Kawakami; H. Akamatsu; Y. Iwasaki

    1990-01-01

    We present a case of Dandy-Walker malformation associated with occipital meningocele, microphthalmia, and cleft palate. Small numbers of cases of Dandy-Walker malformation with occipital meningocele have been described in the literature, but to our knowledge, non of these also had microphthalmia or cleft palate. This association suggests that time of intrauterine origin of Dandy-Walker syndrome was in the sixth or

  12. Ethnic differences in congenital malformations in the Netherlands: analyses of a 5-year birth cohort.

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    Anthony, S; Kateman, H; Brand, R; den Ouden, A L; Dorrepaal, C A; van der Pal-de Bruin, K M; Buitendijk, S E

    2005-03-01

    Congenital malformations are among the major causes of perinatal mortality and morbidity at present. Research into the ethnic diversity of congenital malformations can form a basis both for aetiological studies and for health care advice and planning. This study compared the overall prevalence of congenital malformations, the prevalence in different organ systems and of several specific malformations between different maternal ethnic groups in the Netherlands using a 5-year national birth cohort (1996-2000) containing 881 800 births. Maternal ethnic groups considered were Dutch; Mediterranean (Moroccan/Turkish); other European; Black; Hindu and Asian. Mediterranean women had a 20% higher risk of having a child with a congenital malformation than Dutch women (age-adjusted OR = 1.21 [95% CI 1.16, 1.27]). They showed an increased risk of malformations in several organ systems such as the central nervous system and sensory organs, the urogenital system and skin and abdominal wall. Further, they had an increased risk of the group of chromosomal malformations/multiple malformations/syndromes. For the specific group of multiple malformations the maternal age adjusted OR was 1.80 [95% CI 1.47, 2.20]. The Black group showed a significantly increased risk of skeletal and muscular malformations (age adjusted OR = 1.76 [95% CI 1.53, 2.02]) with a sixfold increased risk of polydactyly compared with the Dutch group. For Mediterranean women, the largest and fastest growing group of immigrants in the Netherlands, this study demonstrated an increased risk of congenital malformations. PMID:15787888

  13. Transposition of external genitalia and associated malformations.

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    Meguid, Nagwa Abdel; Temtamy, Samia A; Mazen, Inas

    2003-01-01

    We report three Egyptian boys from three different families born with penoscrotal transposition (PST). None of them fell into categories of known syndromes, associations, sequences or chromosome disorders. Other malformations observed included renal, genital, cardiovascular and limb defects. Although the occurrence of most reported cases of PST are sporadic, three families with affected sibs have been reported in the literature where parental consanguinity was not specified. Parental consanguinity is present in two of our three cases with young parental age suggesting the possibility of an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. A history of maternal hormonal treatment early in pregnancy in one of our cases may suggest a role of teratogenic agents. We conclude that PST may represent only a part of a wide spectrum of anomalies resulting from a major insult occurring during early embryonic development and is of heterogeneous etiology. PMID:12514368

  14. Ethmocephaly with Amniotic Band Syndrome

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    Das, Gobinda; Gayen, Sibnath; Bandyopadhyay, Sabyasachi; Das, Debabrata

    2012-01-01

    Ethmocephaly is the rarest form of holoprosencephaly, which occurs due to an incomplete cleavage of the forebrain. Clinically, the disease presents with a proboscis, hypotelorism, microphthalmos and malformed ears. Amniotic band syndrome is another rare congenital malformation with ring-like constriction bands in the limbs, head, face or trunk. We present a case of ethmocephaly with amniotic band syndrome, which is likely the first of its kind, published in the literature. PMID:23248551

  15. Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations

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    2014-01-01

    Within the past decade, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) have evolved from rare curiosities to not uncommon clinical states, with the latest estimates suggesting a prevalence of ?1 in 2,600. PAVMs provide anatomic right-to-left shunts, allowing systemic venous blood to bypass gas exchange and pulmonary capillary bed processing. Hypoxemia and enhanced ventilatory demands result, although both are usually asymptomatic. Paradoxical emboli lead to strokes and cerebral abscesses, and these commonly occur in individuals with previously undiagnosed PAVMs. PAVM hemorrhage is rare but is the main cause of maternal death in pregnancy. PAVM occlusion by embolization is the standard of care to reduce these risks. However, recent data demonstrate that currently recommended management protocols can result in levels of radiation exposure that would be classified as harmful. Recent publications also provide a better appreciation of the hematologic and cardiovascular demands required to maintain arterial oxygen content and oxygen consumption in hypoxemic patients, identify patient subgroups at higher risk of complications, and emphasize the proportion of radiologically visible PAVMs too small to treat by embolization. This review, therefore, outlines medical states that exacerbate the consequences of PAVMs. Chief among these is iron deficiency, which is commonly present due to concurrent hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: iron deficiency impairs hypoxemia compensations by restricting erythropoiesis and increases the risk of ischemic strokes. Management of periodontal disease, dental interventions, pulmonary hypertension, and pregnancy also requires specific consideration in the setting of PAVMs. The review concludes by discussing to what extent previously recommended protocols may benefit from modification or revision. PMID:25420112

  16. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.

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    Shovlin, Claire L

    2014-12-01

    Within the past decade, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) have evolved from rare curiosities to not uncommon clinical states, with the latest estimates suggesting a prevalence of ~1 in 2,600. PAVMs provide anatomic right-to-left shunts, allowing systemic venous blood to bypass gas exchange and pulmonary capillary bed processing. Hypoxemia and enhanced ventilatory demands result, although both are usually asymptomatic. Paradoxical emboli lead to strokes and cerebral abscesses, and these commonly occur in individuals with previously undiagnosed PAVMs. PAVM hemorrhage is rare but is the main cause of maternal death in pregnancy. PAVM occlusion by embolization is the standard of care to reduce these risks. However, recent data demonstrate that currently recommended management protocols can result in levels of radiation exposure that would be classified as harmful. Recent publications also provide a better appreciation of the hematologic and cardiovascular demands required to maintain arterial oxygen content and oxygen consumption in hypoxemic patients, identify patient subgroups at higher risk of complications, and emphasize the proportion of radiologically visible PAVMs too small to treat by embolization. This review, therefore, outlines medical states that exacerbate the consequences of PAVMs. Chief among these is iron deficiency, which is commonly present due to concurrent hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: iron deficiency impairs hypoxemia compensations by restricting erythropoiesis and increases the risk of ischemic strokes. Management of periodontal disease, dental interventions, pulmonary hypertension, and pregnancy also requires specific consideration in the setting of PAVMs. The review concludes by discussing to what extent previously recommended protocols may benefit from modification or revision. PMID:25420112

  17. Intralesional radiofrequency in venous malformations.

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    Garg, S; Kumar, S; Singh, Y B

    2015-03-01

    Venous malformations are usually asymptomatic and managed conservatively. Treatment, in the form of laser, sclerotherapy, or resection, is needed only if lesions present with symptoms or cosmetic deformity. The aim of this study was to find out how effective radiofrequency ablation was in patients with incomplete or unsatisfactory resolution of a venous malformation after an intralesional injection of bleomycin. During the 5 year period 2008-2012, we organised a prospective, clinical study at a tertiary care centre. Patients were selected from the outpatient department of the Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated hospitals, New Delhi, India. Five patients with venous malformations were treated by intralesional injection of bleomycin in a dose of 0.5U/kg body weight, which was repeated every 2 weeks for a total of 8 injections. They then had multiple intralesional radiofrequency ablation every 2 months until a satisfactory outcome was achieved. After the initial 8 doses the reduction in the size of the lesions was minimal (less than 50%). After 2-4 applications of radiofrequency ablation there was appreciable reduction in the size of the lesions (about 80%) with good functional and cosmetic outcomes. Radiofrequency ablation is an effective adjunct for patients with venous malformations of the head and neck that have not responded satisfactorily to intralesional injection of bleomycin. To our knowledge radiofrequency ablation after intralesional injection of bleomycin has not previously been described as a treatment for venous malformations. PMID:25554592

  18. Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with cerebellar malformations: a systematic review.

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    Bolduc, Marie-Eve; Limperopoulos, Catherine

    2009-04-01

    Cerebellar malformations are increasingly diagnosed in the fetal period. Consequently, their consideration requires stressful and often critical decisions from both clinicians and families. This has resulted in an emergent need to understand better the impact of these early life lesions on child development. We performed a comprehensive literature search of studies describing neurodevelopmental outcomes of cerebellar malformations between January 1997 and December 2007. Overall, the data suggested that children with isolated inferior vermis hypoplasia (IVH) and mega cisterna magna (MCM) have a good developmental outcome, whereas children with molar tooth sign/Joubert syndrome, vermis hypoplasia, pontocerebellar hypoplasia (PCH) type II, and cerebellar agenesis experience moderate to severe global developmental delays. Reports for Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) were conflicting; however, the presence of a normally lobulated vermis and the absence of associated brain anomalies were associated with a more favourable outcome. Finally, children with isolated cerebellar hypoplasia experienced fewer impairments. Important methodological limitations highlighted include a lack of standardized outcome measure use in 79% of studies and the predominant use of retrospective study designs (85%), with 40% limited to case reports or case-series. In summary, rigorous outcome studies describing the spectrum of disabilities in survivors are urgently needed to accurately delineate the long-term neurodevelopmental consequences of cerebellar malformations. PMID:19191827

  19. Intracranial vascular malformations: MR and CT imaging

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    Kucharczyk, W.; Lemme-Pleghos, L.; Uske, A.; Brant-Zawadzki, M.; Dooms, G.; Norman, D.

    1985-08-01

    Twenty-four patients with 29 cerebrovascular malformations were evaluated with a combination of computed tomography (CT), angiography, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Characteristics of the malformations on MR images were reviewed retrospectively, and a comparative evaluation of MR and CT images was made. Of 14 angiographically evident malformations, 13 intra-axial lesions were detected on both CT and MR images, and one dural malformation gave false-negative results on both modalities. The appearance of parenchymal lesions on MR images closely mirrored characteristic CT findings. Angiographically evident malformations have a highly characteristic appearance on MR images. MR may be more sensitive than CT in the detection of small hemorrhagic foci associated with cryptic arteriovenous malformations and may add specificity in the diagnosis of occult malformations in some cases, but MR is less sensitive than CT for the detection of small calcified malformations.

  20. [Surgical treatment of lymphatic malformations].

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    Lavie, A; Desouches, C; Casanova, D; Bardot, J; Magalon, G

    2006-01-01

    Lymphatic malformations remain a therapeutic challenge. Many treatments by the past led to poor success. The wide variety of clinical presentations makes it difficult to outline specific management programs. Often, diagnosis or complication circumstances as infection, bleeding, airway obstruction, or handicap force acting. Thus, a specific follow-up joined to a multidisciplinary analysis are the key of well-planned surgery. Through our experience and a review of literature, we will describe principles of lymphatic malformations surgery and specific technics for specific locations. PMID:17007979

  1. Ohtahara syndrome associated with hemimegalencephaly and intracranial lipoma

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    Gowda, Vykuntaraju K.; Bhat, Ashwini; Bhat, Maya; Ramaswamy, Premalatha

    2015-01-01

    Hemimegalencephaly is a disorder of cortical malformation and is associated with various disorders including various neurocutaneous syndromes and many seizure types. We present a case of hemimegalencephaly associated with Ohtahara syndrome and intracranial and facial lipoma. PMID:26167232

  2. Congenital malformations associated with anencephaly and iniencephaly

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    T J David; A Nixon

    1976-01-01

    The necropsy reports of 294 cases of anencephaly and 50 cases of iniencephaly have been examined, and a tubulated list of associated malformations produced. Cases were divided by sex and the presence or absence of spina bifida. Forty-one per cent of the series had other malformations, and other malformations were more common in those cases with spina bifida than in

  3. The association of venous and cavernous malformations

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    D. Rigamonti; R. F. Spetzler

    1988-01-01

    Summary Four cases of venous malformation associated with a cavernous malformation are reported. Because cavernous malformations are often angiographically occult and do not have a characteristic appearance on computed tomography (CT), they are seldom recognized preoperatively and may be missed if the surgical specimen is not carefully reviewed.

  4. Dandy-Walker malformation masking the molar tooth sign: an illustrative case with magnetic resonance imaging follow-up.

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    Sartori, Stefano; Ludwig, Kathrin; Fortuna, Manuela; Marzocchi, Cinzia; Calderone, Milena; Toldo, Irene; Salviati, Leonardo; Laverda, Anna Maria; Tenconi, Romano

    2010-11-01

    Joubert syndrome is a disorder characterized by ataxia, developmental delay, oculomotor anomalies, and breathing irregularities, with cerebellar vermian and midbrain dysgenesis. The molar tooth sign, reflecting the midbrain dysgenesis of Joubert syndrome, is the neuroradiological hallmark and is an essential sign in the identification of this condition. Variable vermian agenesis, an expanded fourth ventricle, and a large posterior cranial fossa with a normal brainstem are typical of Dandy-Walker malformation. The authors report a case in which a Dandy-Walker malformation coexisted with Joubert syndrome, but initially prevented the ''molar tooth sign'' from being recognized because of an important cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle. In this article, they discuss the importance of the re-examination of brain magnetic resonance features after decompression of the posterior cranial fossa in a patient with Dandy-Walker malformation and additional clinical neurological or systemic abnormalities typical of Joubert syndrome, to not miss the correct diagnosis. PMID:20823032

  5. RASA1 mutations and associated phenotypes in 68 families with capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation.

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    Revencu, Nicole; Boon, Laurence M; Mendola, Antonella; Cordisco, Maria Rosa; Dubois, Josée; Clapuyt, Philippe; Hammer, Frank; Amor, David J; Irvine, Alan D; Baselga, Eulalia; Dompmartin, Anne; Syed, Samira; Martin-Santiago, Ana; Ades, Lesley; Collins, Felicity; Smith, Janine; Sandaradura, Sarah; Barrio, Victoria R; Burrows, Patricia E; Blei, Francine; Cozzolino, Mariarosaria; Brunetti-Pierri, Nicola; Vicente, Asuncion; Abramowicz, Marc; Désir, Julie; Vilain, Catheline; Chung, Wendy K; Wilson, Ashley; Gardiner, Carol A; Dwight, Yim; Lord, David J E; Fishman, Leona; Cytrynbaum, Cheryl; Chamlin, Sarah; Ghali, Fred; Gilaberte, Yolanda; Joss, Shelagh; Boente, Maria Del C; Léauté-Labrèze, Christine; Delrue, Marie-Ange; Bayliss, Susan; Martorell, Loreto; González-Enseñat, Maria-Antonia; Mazereeuw-Hautier, Juliette; O'Donnell, Brid; Bessis, Didier; Pyeritz, Reed E; Salhi, Aicha; Tan, Oon T; Wargon, Orli; Mulliken, John B; Vikkula, Miikka

    2013-12-01

    Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation (CM-AVM) is an autosomal-dominant disorder, caused by heterozygous RASA1 mutations, and manifesting multifocal CMs and high risk for fast-flow lesions. A limited number of patients have been reported, raising the question of the phenotypic borders. We identified new patients with a clinical diagnosis of CM-AVM, and patients with overlapping phenotypes. RASA1 was screened in 261 index patients with: CM-AVM (n = 100), common CM(s) (port-wine stain; n = 100), Sturge-Weber syndrome (n = 37), or isolated AVM(s) (n = 24). Fifty-eight distinct RASA1 mutations (43 novel) were identified in 68 index patients with CM-AVM and none in patients with other phenotypes. A novel clinical feature was identified: cutaneous zones of numerous small white pale halos with a central red spot. An additional question addressed in this study was the "second-hit" hypothesis as a pathophysiological mechanism for CM-AVM. One tissue from a patient with a germline RASA1 mutation was available. The analysis of the tissue showed loss of the wild-type RASA1 allele. In conclusion, mutations in RASA1 underscore the specific CM-AVM phenotype and the clinical diagnosis is based on identifying the characteristic CMs. The high incidence of fast-flow lesions warrants careful clinical and radiologic examination, and regular follow-up. PMID:24038909

  6. Arteriovenous malformation of the oral cavity.

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    Manjunath, S M; Shetty, Sujan; Moon, Ninad J; Sharma, Bhushan; Metta, Kiran Kumar; Gupta, Nitin; Goyal, Sandeep; Singh, Simranjit

    2014-01-01

    Vascular anomalies are a heterogeneous group of congenital blood vessel disorders more typically referred to as birthmarks. Subcategorized into vascular tumors and malformations, each anomaly is characterized by specific morphology, pathophysiology, clinical behavior, and management approach. Hemangiomas are the most common vascular tumors. Lymphatic, capillary, venous, and arteriovenous malformations make up the majority of vascular malformations. Arteriovenous malformation of the head and neck is a rare vascular anomaly but when present is persistent and progressive in nature and can represent a lethal benign disease. Here we present a case report of a 25-year-old male patient with arteriovenous malformation involving the base of tongue. PMID:24660070

  7. Neuroimaging of cerebral cavernous malformations.

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    Klostranec, J M; Krings, T

    2015-09-01

    Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular malformations of the brain and brainstem that arise via a number of different mechanisms and can result in non-specific presentations. Therefore, medical imaging is essential in the diagnosis of these lesions and important to guide their clinical or surgical management. MRI is the modality of choice with newer protocols, such as susceptibility weighted imaging, playing an increasingly important role in the detection of CCMs. In this review we will discuss lesion structure, its proposed origins, and common lesion presentations and complications, before covering their expected appearances with different imaging modalities. We conclude with a discussion of insights about lesion behaviour acquired from advanced imaging techniques and provide a general approach to characterizing and diagnosing CCM lesions with neuroimaging. PMID:25968928

  8. Trigonocephaly and the Opitz C syndrome.

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    Sargent, C; Burn, J; Baraitser, M; Pembrey, M E

    1985-01-01

    We present 12 cases of trigonocephaly of which six were associated with other malformations. On the basis of this experience we examine the diagnostic criteria for the presumed autosomal recessive trigonocephaly C syndrome. Images PMID:3981579

  9. The Chiari II malformation: cause and impact

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    David G. McLone; Mark S. Dias

    2003-01-01

    IntroductionIt is the Chiari II malformation and its effects that determine the quality of life of the individual born with spina bifida.DiscussionThe cause of this malformation has been a source of debate for many years. Understanding the cause enables strategies for the management of problems created by this malformation to be developed. An open neural tube defect allows fluid to

  10. Cryptic vascular malformations involving the brainstem

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    Yeates, A.; Enzmann, D.

    1983-01-01

    Six patients with angiographically cryptic vascular malformations involving the brainstem were examined with computed tomography (CT). The clinical and CT findings of cryptic vascular malformations of the brainstem are described and distinguished from those of brainstem glioma and multiple sclerosis. Calcification within a brainstem lesion that displays relatively little mass effect and shows little contrast enhancement, particularly when associated with a long history of waxing and waning brainstem symptoms, should suggest a vascular malformation.

  11. Chiari I malformation with holocord syrinx

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    J Kumar; A Kumar; S Gupta

    2009-01-01

    We present the magnetic resonance imaging findings of a classical case of Chiari I malformation with holocord syringohydromyelia. The clinical presentation, imaging findings and treatment options are discussed.

  12. Autosomal dominant sacral agenesis: Currarino syndrome

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    Lynch, S. A.; Wang, Y.; Strachan, T; Burn, J.; Lindsay, S.

    2000-01-01

    Autosomal dominant sacral agenesis is characterised by a partial agenesis of the sacrum typically involving sacral vertebrae S2-S5 only. Associated features include anorectal malformation, a presacral mass, and urogenital malformation. Together, these features have been defined as the Currarino syndrome. Recently, HLXB9 has been identified as the major causative gene in Currarino syndrome allowing identification of asymptomatic heterozygotes. In this review, we have performed an analysis of medical publications, and our own additional cases, to identify the range of malformations and complications that occur. We have also estimated risks of malformation in heterozygotes by using Weinburg's proband method on families personally known to us in order to provide accurate genetic counselling information.???Keywords: sacral agenesis; presacral mass; anorectal malformation; Currarino triad PMID:10922380

  13. [Congenital vascular malformations (Hauert disease)].

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    Hauert, J; Loose, D A; Dreyer, T; Obermayer, B; Deibele, A

    2012-06-01

    Patients with congenital vascular malformations often suffer from arthralgia, especially of the lower limbs. This orthopaedic disease pattern is defined as destructive, angiodysplatic arthritis or Hauert disease and leads to very early destruction of the joints. By presenting diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, Hauert disease is emphasized as a possible differential diagnosis in order to minimize the risk of an incorrect diagnosis which might lead to under-, over-, or even incorrect treatment. A minimally invasive transathroscopic therapy in the early stages can lead to significant improvement of symptoms and prevention of progressive joint destruction. PMID:22699760

  14. Scalp arteriovenous malformations in young

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    Gupta, Rakesh; Kayal, Akshat

    2014-01-01

    Scalp arteriovenous malformations are an exceptional group of vascular lesions with curious presentations and an elusive natural history. Their detection in the pediatric population is a rarer occurrence. We discuss our experience with five children suffering from this pathology and their surgical management carried at our institution from 2007 to 2013. The genesis in pediatric patients is, usually, spontaneous in contrast with the history of trauma seen in adults. Clinical symptoms, usually, range from an asymptomatic lesion, local discomfort, headaches to necrosis and massive hemorrhage. Selective angiography remains the cornerstone for investigation. Complete surgical excision, embolization or an approach combining the modalities is curative. PMID:25624933

  15. [Surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations].

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    Casanova, D; Bardot, J; Bartoli, J-M; Magalon, G

    2006-01-01

    MAV surgery remains still today one of most difficult in the surgery of vascular malformations. Embolisation the most selective possible follow-up of a surgical removal carrying the totality of the nidus is the only effective treatment. Usually, MAV of small size, quiescent, should not be operated, the surgery being reserved for the evolutionary or complicated forms. This surgical procedure must allow the complete eradication of the lesion without which the cure is not possible. The incomplete removal causes repetition, sometimes aggravation with, sometimes, life threatening problems. PMID:17007986

  16. Microdeletion 3q syndrome.

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    Ramieri, Valerio; Tarani, Luigi; Costantino, Francesco; Basile, Emanuela; Liberati, Natascia; Rinna, Claudio; Cascone, Piero; Colloridi, Fiorenza

    2011-11-01

    The authors present the clinical case of a 5-month-old boy, affected by multimalformative syndrome with features of microdeletion 3q syndrome. In the literature so far, the real incidence is unknown because of its rarity. The goal of this study was to describe the salient findings of this rare malformative syndrome, which needs a multidisciplinary approach. The patient had 3q interstitial chromosome deletion (q22.1-q25.2). He showed the following clinical features: microcephaly, microphthalmia, epicantus inversus, blepharophimosis, palpebral ptosis, short neck with pterygium, brachycephaly, round face, hypotelorism, broad nasal bridge, beaked nose, large and low-set ears, soft cleft palate, retromicrognathia with large mouth, arthrogryposis of the superior limbs and knees in association with clinodactyly, overlapping of second and third digits of both hands and feet, and gastroesophageal reflux. The patient developed physical and motor development delay. He was affected by Dandy-walker malformation, characterized by cerebellum vermis hypoplasia. The placement of the patient in contiguous gene syndrome (Dandy walker syndrome, Pierre-Robin sequence, and Seckel syndrome) was carried out by a multidisciplinary team to have a holistic evaluation of clinical findings. Thanks to this approach, it was possible to establish a complete diagnostic and therapeutic course. The genetic analysis enables to arrange an assistive program. Surgeons' attention was focused on the malformations, which represented an obstacle for normal development and social life. PMID:22067867

  17. Congenital bronchopulmonary foregut malformations: concepts and controversies

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    Beverley Newman

    2006-01-01

    This article addresses the scope, etiology, important associations and imaging features of congenital bronchopulmonary foregut malformations. Etiologic concepts, including airway obstruction and vascular anomalies, are highlighted. Technical imaging advances, especially CT and MR, have greatly enhanced our diagnostic abilities in evaluating these lesions; however, thorough and careful assessment of all aspects of the malformation is still necessary. Several specific lesions

  18. A Framework for Detecting Malformed SMS Attack

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    M Zubair Rafique; Muhammad Khurram Khan; Khaled Alghathbar; Muddassar Farooq

    2011-01-01

    Malformed messages in different protocols pose a serious threat because they are used to remotely launch malicious activity. Furthermore, they are capable of crashing servers and end points, sometimes with a single message. Recently, it was shown that a malformed SMS can crash a mobile phone or gain unfettered access to it. In spite of this, little research has been

  19. Cerebral dysplastic vascular malformation: a developmental arrest

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    Wortzman, G.; Sima, A.A.F.; Morley, T.P.

    1983-08-01

    A cryptic malformation of the brain was found to represent an arrest in vascular development. Microscopy showed plump endothelium of blood vessels, which did not have a normal lumen and consisted of solid cords of cells. The microscopic, angiographic, and computed tomographic appearance of this anomaly are discussed and compared with cavernous angiomas, arteriovenous malformations, and venous angiomas.

  20. Cerebellar malformations: some pathogenetic considerations.

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    Urich, H

    1979-01-01

    1) Destructive processes are responsible for most cases of cerebellar microgyria of the trabecular pattern. Erosion and subsequent fusion of the folia produce the disorganized pattern in which the various cellular elements retain their noraml relationship and are capable of normal maturation. Intrauterine infection is responsible for most cases; the evidence is conclusive in some cases, presumptive in others. 2) Faulty genetic coding, as illustrated by the trisomies, may lead to formation of heterotopias. The primitive cells aggregating around the dentate nucleus should be interpreted as matrix cells and not as cells of the external granular layer. Cortical heterotopias with attempted internal organisation also occur; their origin is obscure. The unusual, possibly unique, transposition of the internal granular and Purkinje cell layers observed in one case may be ascribed to faulty formation of the Bergmann glia by analogy with the weaver mouse. 3) It is impossible at present to disentangle the role of genetic and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of the hysraphic malformations. It is possible, however, that defective fusion of the intraventricular cerebellar primordium plays a part in the development of the Dandy-Walker malformation, of midine cerebellar clefts in some cases of occipital encephalocele, and of extra-axial ependymal cysts of the posterior fossa. PMID:233076

  1. Profile of major congenital malformations in neonates in Al-Jahra region of Kuwait.

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    Madi, S A; Al-Naggar, R L; Al-Awadi, S A; Bastaki, L A

    2005-07-01

    We investigated major congenital abnormalities in babies born in Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait from January 2000 to December 2001. Of 7739 live and still births born over this period, 97 babies had major congenital malformations (12.5/1000 births): 49 (50.6%) babies had multiple system malformations, while 48 (49.4%) had single system anomalies. Of the 49 babies with multiple malformations, 21 (42.8%) had recognized syndromes, most of which were autosomal recessive and 17 had chromosomal aberrations. Isolated systems anomalies included central nervous system (12 cases), cardiovascular system (9 cases), skeletal system (7 cases) and gastrointestinal system (6 cases). Of the parents, 68% were consanguineous. Genetic factors were implicated in 79% of cases. Genetic services need to be provided as an effective means for the prevention of these disorders. PMID:16700386

  2. Alagille syndrome.

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    Krantz, I D; Piccoli, D A; Spinner, N B

    1997-01-01

    Alagille syndrome (OMIM 118450) is an autosomal dominant disorder associated with abnormalities of the liver, heart, eye, skeleton, and a characteristic facial appearance. Also referred to as the Alagille-Watson syndrome, syndromic bile duct paucity, and arteriohepatic dysplasia, it is a significant cause of neonatal jaundice and cholestasis in older children. In the fully expressed syndrome, affected subjects have intrahepatic bile duct paucity and cholestasis, in conjunction with cardiac malformations (most frequently peripheral pulmonary stenosis), ophthalmological abnormalities (typically of the anterior chamber with posterior embryotoxon being the most common), skeletal anomalies (most commonly butterfly vertebrae), and characteristic facial appearance. Inheritance is autosomal dominant, but expressivity is highly variable. Sibs and parents of probands are often found to have mild expression of the presumptive disease gene, with abnormalities of only one or two systems. The frequency of new mutations appears relatively high, estimated at between 15 and 50%. The disease gene has been mapped to chromosome 20 band p12 based on multiple patients described with cytogenetic or molecular rearrangements of this region. However, the frequency of detectable deletions of 20p12 is low (less than 7%). Progress has been made in the molecular definition of an Alagille syndrome critical region within the short arm of chromosome 20. We will review the clinical, genetic, cytogenetic, and molecular findings in this syndrome. Images PMID:9039994

  3. Spinal dermoid sinus in a Dachshund with vertebral and thoracic limb malformations

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    2014-01-01

    Background Dermoid sinus is an uncommon epithelial-lined fistula that may be associated with vertebral malformations. In humans, Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a rare condition characterized by congenital cervical vertebral fusion and may be associated with other developmental defects, including dermoid sinus. The present case report describes an adult Dachshund with cervical and cranial thoracic vertebral malformations as well as thoracic limb malformations resembling KFS with a concurrent type IV dermoid sinus. Case presentation A 1.5 year-old Dachshund with congenital thoracic limbs deformities and cervical-thoracic vertebral malformations presented with cervical hyperesthesia, rigidity of the cervical musculature and tetraparesis. Neurologic, radiographic, and computed tomography (CT) (2D, 3D, CT fistulography) examinations revealed skeletal anomalies, a dermoid sinus in the cranial thoracic region and epidural gas within the vertebral canal. Surgical resection and histopathological evaluation of the sinus tract were performed and confirmed a type IV dermoid sinus. The clinical signs progressively recovered postoperatively, and no recurrent signs were observed after 6 months of follow-up. Conclusions Cervical vertebral malformations associated with limbs anomalies have not been reported in dogs and may represent a condition similar to KFS in humans. KFS can occur concurrently with other congenital conditions including dermoid sinus and should be included among the complex congenital anomalies described in dogs. PMID:24593884

  4. Dexmedetomidine for an awake fiber-optic intubation of a parturient with Klippel-Feil syndrome, Type I Arnold Chiari malformation and status post released tethered spinal cord presenting for repeat cesarean section

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    Shah, Tanmay H.; Badve, Manasi S.; Olajide, Kowe O.; Skorupan, Havyn M.; Waters, Jonathan H.; Vallejo, Manuel C.

    2011-01-01

    Patients with Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS) have congenital fusion of their cervical vertebrae due to a failure in the normal segmentation of the cervical vertebrae during the early weeks of gestation and also have myriad of other associated anomalies. Because of limited neck mobility, airway management in these patients can be a challenge for the anesthesiologist. We describe a unique case in which a dexmedetomidine infusion was used as sedation for an awake fiber-optic intubation in a parturient with Klippel-Feil Syndrome, who presented for elective cesarean delivery. A 36-year-old female, G2P1A0 with KFS (fusion of cervical vertebrae) who had prior cesarean section for breech presentation with difficult airway management was scheduled for repeat cesarean delivery. After obtaining an informed consent, patient was taken in the operating room and non-invasive monitors were applied. Dexmedetomidine infusion was started and after adequate sedation, an awake fiber-optic intubation was performed. General anesthetic was administered after intubation and dexmedetomidine infusion was continued on maintenance dose until extubation. Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS) is a rare congenital disorder for which the true incidence is unknown, which makes it even rare to see a parturient with this disease. Patients with KFS usually have other congenital abnormalities as well, sometimes including the whole thoraco-lumbar spine (Type III) precluding the use of neuraxial anesthesia for these patients. Obstetric patients with KFS can present unique challenges in administering anesthesia and analgesia, primarily as it relates to the airway and dexmedetomidine infusion has shown promising result to manage the airway through awake fiberoptic intubation without any adverse effects on mother and fetus. PMID:24765318

  5. Functional analysis of candidate genes in 2q13 deletion syndrome implicates FBLN7 and TMEM87B deficiency in congenital heart defects and FBLN7 in craniofacial malformations.

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    Russell, Mark W; Raeker, Maide O; Geisler, Sarah B; Thomas, Peedikayil E; Simmons, Tracy A; Bernat, John A; Thorsson, Thor; Innis, Jeffrey W

    2014-08-15

    Recurrent 2q13 deletion syndrome is associated with incompletely penetrant severe cardiac defects and craniofacial anomalies. We used an atypical, overlapping 1.34 Mb 2q13 deletion in a patient with pathogenically similar congenital heart defects (CHD) to narrow the putative critical region for CHD to 474 kb containing six genes. To determine which of these genes is responsible for severe cardiac and craniofacial defects noted in the patients with the deletions, we used zebrafish morpholino knockdown to test the function of each orthologue during zebrafish development. Morpholino-antisense-mediated depletion of fibulin-7B, a zebrafish orthologue of fibulin-7 (FBLN7), resulted in cardiac hypoplasia, deficient craniofacial cartilage deposition and impaired branchial arch development. TMEM87B depletion likewise resulted in cardiac hypoplasia but with preserved branchial arch development. Depletion of both fibulin-7B and TMEM87B resulted in more severe defects of cardiac development, suggesting that their concurrent loss may enhance the risk of a severe cardiac defect. We postulate that heterozygous loss of FBLN7 and TMEM87B account for some of the clinical features, including cardiac defects and craniofacial abnormalities associated with 2q13 deletion syndrome. PMID:24694933

  6. A gene map of congenital malformations.

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    Wilkie, A O; Amberger, J S; McKusick, V A

    1994-01-01

    Congenital malformations frequently arise sporadically, making it difficult to determine whether or not they are genetic in aetiology, let alone which gene(s) may be involved. Nevertheless, rapid progress has been made over recent years in the localisation and identification of gene mutations in specific malformations. This review draws from Mendelian inheritance in man (Johns Hopkins University Press, 11th ed, 1994) and the online version (OMIM) to catalogue 139 loci (including 65 specifically identified genes) implicated in congenital malformations. Some of the most interesting recent developments are discussed. PMID:7966186

  7. Cephalic Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Bleeding Duodenal Arteriovenous Malformation

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    Ortiz, Ruben; Dominguez, Eva; Barrena, S.; Martinez, Leopoldo; Prieto, Gerardo; Burgos, Emilio; Tovar, Juan Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Introduction?Treatment of recurrent severe gastrointestinal bleeding due to arteriovenous malformations may require complex resections. In some particular locations, extensive surgery is the only way out, as shown in this report. Case Report?A 2.5-year-old child suffered repeated episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding since the first month of life. After an extensive diagnostic workout, the diagnosis of duodenal arteriovenous malformation was established. Cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy with pyloric preservation was performed and no further episodes of bleeding occurred in the ensuing 2 years. Conclusion?Bleeding malformations located in the pancreaticoduodenal area can be effectively treated in children by pylorus-preserving cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy. PMID:25755960

  8. Hereditary intraosseous vascular malformation of the craniofacial region: imaging findings

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    I Vargel; P KIRATLI; D AKINCI; Y ERK

    2004-01-01

    Benign vascular lesions can be classified into two categories depending on clinical behaviour and endothelial cell characteristics: neoplasms (haemangiomas) and vascular malformations. However, intraosseous vascular anomaly, previously called intraosseous haemangioma, is a very rare malformation. In our previous study, we described the first hereditary form of intraosseous vascular malformation of the craniofacial region, vascular malformation osseous (VMOS). Characteristic findings are

  9. Hamartomatous polyposis syndromes

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    2013-01-01

    Hamartomas are tumour-like malformations, consisting of disorganized normal tissues, typical of the site of tumour manifestation. Familial manifestation of hamartomatous polyps can be noted in juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS), Peutz-Jeghers’ syndrome (PJS), hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome (HMPS) and PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome (PHTS). All the aforementioned syndromes are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and form a rather heterogenous group both in respect to the number and localization of polyps and the risk of cancer development in the alimentary tract and other organs. Individual syndromes of hamartomatous polyposis frequently manifest similar symptoms, particularly during the early stage of the diseases when in several cases their clinical pictures do not allow for differential diagnosis. The correct diagnosis of the disease using molecular methods allows treatment to be implemented earlier and therefore more effectively since it is followed by a strict monitoring of organs that manifest a predisposition for neoplastic transformation. PMID:23724922

  10. Update on the management of anorectal malformations.

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    Bischoff, Andrea; Levitt, Marc A; Peña, Alberto

    2013-09-01

    Thirty-three years ago, on 10 August 1980, in Mexico City, the first patient with an anorectal malformation was operated on using the posterior sagittal approach. At that time it was not obvious that we were actually opening a "Pandora's box" that continues to give many positive surprises, a few disappointments, and the constant hope that each day we can learn more about how to improve the quality of life of children born with all different types of anorectal malformations. In November 2012, patient number 3000 in our database was operated in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia; during one of our International Courses of Anorectal Malformations and Colorectal Problems in Children. The goal of this article is to give a brief update on the current management of patients with anorectal malformation, based on the multiple lessons learned during this period. PMID:23913263

  11. Genetics Home Reference: Cerebral cavernous malformation

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    ... and they lack other support tissues, such as elastic fibers, which normally make them stretchy. As a ... cell ; central nervous system ; cerebral hemorrhage ; CNS ; cutaneous ; elastic ; familial ; family history ; gene ; hemangioma ; hemorrhage ; inheritance ; malformation ; ...

  12. Malformation and plastic surgery in childhood

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    Siegert, Ralf; Magritz, Ralph

    2014-01-01

    Malformations of the head and neck show a huge variety of clinical symptoms with functional and esthetic consequences. Often times its rehabilitation requires multi-staged and multi-disciplinary procedures and concepts. These must consider eating, speech, mimic expression, hearing and “esthetics” or at least “normality”. A survey of the most common head and neck malformations and their treatment options are presented here. PMID:25587361

  13. Surgical Management of Patients with Chiari I Malformation

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    Siasios, John; Kapsalaki, Eftychia Z.; Fountas, Kostas N.

    2012-01-01

    Chiari malformations (CMs) constitute a variety of four mainly syndromes (I, II, III, and IV), which describe the protrusion of brain tissue into the spinal canal through the foramen magnum. These malformations frequently occur in combination with other pathological entities such as myelomeningocele, hydrocephalus, and/or hydrosyringomyelia. The recent improvement of imaging techniques has increased not only the rate of CM diagnosis but also the necessity for its early treatment. Several different surgical techniques have been employed in the treatment of patients with symptomatic CM-I. In our current study, a systematic and critical review of the pertinent literature was made for identifying the most commonly employed surgical procedures in the management of these patients. Emphasis was given in outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical approach. Moreover, an attempt was made for defining those parameters that may be prognostic factors for their surgical outcome. There is a consensus that surgical treatment is reserved only for symptomatic patients with CM-I. It has also been postulated that early surgically intervention is usually associated with better outcome. Despite the large number of previously published clinical series, further clinical research with large-scale studies is necessary for defining surgical treatment guidelines in these patients. PMID:22811732

  14. The Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

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    Richard I Kelley; Raoul C M Hennekam

    2000-01-01

    The Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is one of the archetypical multiple congenital malformation syndromes. The recent discovery of the biochemical cause of SLOS and the subsequent redefinition of SLOS as an inborn error of cholesterol metabolism have led to important new treatment possibilities for affected patients. Moreover, the recent recognition of the important role of cholesterol in vertebrate embryogenesis, especially with

  15. Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome: A Case with Annular Pancreas

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    Demirdöven, Mehmet; Yazgan, Hamza; Korkmaz, Mevlit; Gebe?çe, Arzu; Tonbul, Alparslan

    2014-01-01

    Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is an autosomal recessive disease of cholesterol metabolism. It is a multiple malformation syndrome with typical dysmorphic features such as bitemporal narrowing, ptosis, epicanthus, microcephaly, micrognathia, and cardiovascular, skeletal, urogenital, and gastrointestinal anomalies. This report presents a typical case of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome with annular pancreas which is an unreported gastrointestinal abnormality. PMID:25165593

  16. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Associated Cardiovascular Malformations: Type, Frequency, and Impact on Management

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    Lin, Angela E.; Pober, Barbara R.; Adatia, Ian

    2010-01-01

    The co-occurrence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and cardiovascular malformations (CVMs) has important clinical, genetic, and developmental implications. Previous examinations of this topic often included patients with genetic syndromes. To correct this potential bias, we undertook an extensive review of the literature and obtained new data. The frequency of CVMs associated with isolated CDH was 11–15%. A careful analysis of CVMs indicates that atrial and ventricular septal defects, conotruncal defects, and left ventricular outflow tract obstructive defects were the most common type of CVMs, but proportional to the frequency of occurrence in the general population. The combination of CVM and CDH results in a poorer prognosis than would be expected with either malformation alone. However, the impact on survival from patients with a genetic syndrome has not been consistently evaluated. We encourage researchers to re-analyze existing series and recommend that future studies distinguish isolated CDH from that which is associated with other malformations, especially as part of genetic syndromes. Therapies should be tailored to maximize cardiac output and systemic oxygen delivery rather than systemic oxygen saturation alone. Although there is speculation about the frequency with which isolated left ventricular “hypoplasia” occurs in patients with CDH, we suggest it results from compression of a pre-load deficient left ventricle by the hypertensive right ventricle, and unlike true hypoplasia, is reversible. Irrespective of the type of severity of CVMs in patients with CDH, the degree of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary vascular disease predicts outcome. PMID:17436301

  17. Nature, frequency and natural history of intracranial cavernous malformations in adults 

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    Hall, Julie Maria

    2014-07-05

    Scottish Intracranial Vascular Malformation Study was the first prospective, population-based study of the major types of intracranial vascular malformations; arteriovenous, cavernous and venous malformations including ...

  18. Prenatal Diagnosis of Treacher-Collins Syndrome Using Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography and Differential Diagnosis with Other Acrofacial Dysostosis Syndromes

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    Pereira, Daniela Cardoso; Bussamra, Luiz Claudio Silva; Drummond, Carolina Leite; Nardozza, Luciano Marcondes Machado; Moron, Antonio Fernandes; Aldrighi, José Mendes

    2013-01-01

    Treacher-Collins syndrome (TCS) is a rare dominant autosomal anomaly resulting from malformation or disruption of the development of the first and second branchial arches. It is characterized by micrognathia, malar hypoplasia, and malformations of the eyes and ears. The prenatal diagnosis using two-dimensional ultrasonography (2DUS) is characterized by identification of facial malformations together with polyhydramnios. Three-dimensional ultrasonography (3DUS) has the capacity to spatially display these facial malformations, thus making it easy for the parents to understand them. We present a case of TCS diagnosed in the 33rd week using 3DUS, with postnatal confirmation using cranial computed tomography and anatomopathological analysis. PMID:23653874

  19. Vascular origin of Poland syndrome?

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    Jean-Pierre Bouvet; Denis Leveque; Francine Bernetieres; Jean-Jacques Gros

    1978-01-01

    Vascularization of the arms has been studied by impedance plethysmography (rheography) in eight children with Poland syndrome, a common malformation characterized by unilateral hand anomaly and ipsilateral aplasia of the inferior head of the pectoralis major muscle. A marked decrease of the velocity of the systolic increase in the arterial volume (Velm) was shown in the affected arms, and the

  20. Two sisters with a syndrome of ocular, skeletal, and abdominal abnormalities (OSA syndrome).

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    Mingarelli, R; Castriota Scanderbeg, A; Dallapiccola, B

    1996-01-01

    Two adult sisters are described who had a unique association of facial, ocular, and skeletal defects, and abdominal muscle hypoplasia, indicating autosomal recessive inheritance. Many of these features overlap those previously found in other malformation syndromes. However, the constellation of defects observed in these patients appears to represent a previously unreported syndrome and autosomal recessive inheritance is likely. Images PMID:8933348

  1. Copy number variations in children with brain malformations and refractory epilepsy.

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    Wincent, Josephine; Kolbjer, Sintia; Martin, Daniel; Luthman, Aron; Åmark, Per; Dahlin, Maria; Anderlid, Britt-Marie

    2015-03-01

    Brain malformations are a major cause of therapy-refractory epilepsy as well as neurological and developmental disabilities in children. This study examined the frequency and the nature of copy number variations among children with structural brain malformations and refractory epilepsy. The medical records of all children born between 1990 and 2009 in the epilepsy registry at the Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital were reviewed and 86 patients with refractory epilepsy and various brain malformations were identified. Array-CGH analysis was performed in 76 of the patients. Pathogenic copy number variations were detected in seven children (9.2%). In addition, rearrangements of unclear significance, but possibly pathogenic, were detected in 11 (14.5%) individuals. In 37 (48.7%) patients likely benign, but previously unreported, copy number variants were detected. Thus, a large proportion of our patients had at least one rare copy number variant. Our results suggest that array-CGH should be considered as a first line genetic test for children with cerebral malformations and refractory epilepsy unless there is a strong evidence for a specific monogenic syndrome. PMID:25691404

  2. Dampened hippocampal oscillations and enhanced spindle activity in an asymptomatic model of developmental cortical malformations

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    Cid, Elena; Gomez-Dominguez, Daniel; Martin-Lopez, David; Gal, Beatriz; Laurent, François; Ibarz, Jose M.; Francis, Fiona; Menendez de la Prida, Liset

    2014-01-01

    Developmental cortical malformations comprise a large spectrum of histopathological brain abnormalities and syndromes. Their genetic, developmental and clinical complexity suggests they should be better understood in terms of the complementary action of independently timed perturbations (i.e., the multiple-hit hypothesis). However, understanding the underlying biological processes remains puzzling. Here we induced developmental cortical malformations in offspring, after intraventricular injection of methylazoxymethanol (MAM) in utero in mice. We combined extensive histological and electrophysiological studies to characterize the model. We found that MAM injections at E14 and E15 induced a range of cortical and hippocampal malformations resembling histological alterations of specific genetic mutations and transplacental mitotoxic agent injections. However, in contrast to most of these models, intraventricularly MAM-injected mice remained asymptomatic and showed no clear epilepsy-related phenotype as tested in long-term chronic recordings and with pharmacological manipulations. Instead, they exhibited a non-specific reduction of hippocampal-related brain oscillations (mostly in CA1); including theta, gamma and HFOs; and enhanced thalamocortical spindle activity during non-REM sleep. These data suggest that developmental cortical malformations do not necessarily correlate with epileptiform activity. We propose that the intraventricular in utero MAM approach exhibiting a range of rhythmopathies is a suitable model for multiple-hit studies of associated neurological disorders. PMID:24782720

  3. Nonsurgical management of vascular malformation of masseter.

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    Jayaraman, Venkatesh; Austin, Ravi David; Kannan, Saravanan

    2015-01-01

    Intramuscular vascular anomalies are rare congenital hamartomatous lesions. Less than 1% of these occur in skeletal muscle out of which 15% arise in head and neck musculature. In the head and neck region, masseter muscle is the most common site. It accounts for about 5% of intramuscular vascular malformations. They are present from birth but are clinically apparent during infancy and childhood and occasionally during adulthood. Due to its location it is often mistaken for a parotid swelling. The usual treatment of choice is surgical excision with a margin. This is associated with loss of motor function, hemorrhage, nerve damage. Intralesional sclerotherapy, embolization are nonsurgical alternatives for treatment of slow flow venous malformations. Sclerotherapy can be used solely in multiple sittings or as an adjunct to surgery. This article presents a case report of a 28-year-old male with recurrent intramuscular vascular malformation in the masseter muscle, which was successfully treated by ethanol sclerotherapy. PMID:25961625

  4. Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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    Ignacio Pascual-Castroviejo; Orhan Konez; Concezio Di Rocco; Martino Ruggieri

    \\u000a Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) (OMIM # 185300), also known as encephalofacial or encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis or meningofacial angiomatosis, is\\u000a a (usually) sporadic congenital neurocutaneous disorder affecting the cephalic venous microvasculature. The hallmark anomaly\\u000a is a capillary malformation affecting: (a) the brain and meninges with or without involvement of (b) the choroid and\\/or episclera\\u000a or conjunctive and (c) the skin (the latter typically

  5. Complete Currarino Syndrome Recognized in Adulthood

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    Akay, Sinan; Battal, Bilal; Karaman, Bulent; Bozkurt, Yalcin

    2015-01-01

    Currarino syndrome is a hereditary pathology that is characterized by sacrococcygeal bone defect, presacral mass, and anorectal malformation. Sacrococcygeal bone defect is almost always a part of the syndrome. The complete form of this entity displays all three abnormalities and is very uncommon. In this report, we present the magnetic resonance imaging findings of a case with complete form of Currarino syndrome recognized in adulthood. PMID:25861544

  6. West syndrome in a patient with schinzel-giedion syndrome.

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    Miyake, Fuyu; Kuroda, Yukiko; Naruto, Takuya; Ohashi, Ikuko; Takano, Kyoko; Kurosawa, Kenji

    2015-06-01

    Schinzel-Giedion syndrome is a rare recognizable malformation syndrome defined by characteristic facial features, profound developmental delay, severe growth failure, and multiple congenital anomalies. The causative gene of Schinzel-Giedion syndrome, SETBP1, has been identified, but limited cases have been confirmed by molecular analysis. We present a 9-month-old girl affected by West syndrome with Schinzel-Giedion syndrome. Congenital severe hydronephrosis, typical facial features, and multiple anomalies suggested a clinical diagnosis of Schinzel-Giedion syndrome. Hypsarrhythmia occurred at 7 months of age and was temporarily controlled by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy during 5 weeks. SETBP1 mutational analysis showed the presence of a recurrent mutation, p.Ile871Thr. The implications in management of Schinzel-Giedion syndrome are discussed. PMID:25028416

  7. Genome-wide copy number variation study in anorectal malformations.

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    Wong, Emily H M; Cui, Long; Ng, Chun-Laam; Tang, Clara S M; Liu, Xue-Lai; So, Man-Ting; Yip, Benjamin Hon-Kei; Cheng, Guo; Zhang, Ruizhong; Tang, Wai-Kiu; Yang, Wanling; Lau, Yu-Lung; Baum, Larry; Kwan, Patrick; Sun, Liang-Dan; Zuo, Xian-Bo; Ren, Yun-Qing; Yin, Xian-Yong; Miao, Xiao-Ping; Liu, Jianjun; Lui, Vincent Chi-Hang; Ngan, Elly Sau-Wai; Yuan, Zhen-Wei; Zhang, Shi-Wei; Xia, Jinglong; Wang, Hualong; Sun, Xiao-bing; Wang, Ruoyi; Chang, Tao; Chan, Ivy Hau-Yee; Chung, Patrick Ho-Yu; Zhang, Xue-Jun; Wong, Kenneth Kak-Yuen; Cherny, Stacey S; Sham, Pak-Chung; Tam, Paul Kwong-Hang; Garcia-Barcelo, Maria-Mercè

    2013-02-01

    Anorectal malformations (ARMs, congenital obstruction of the anal opening) are among the most common birth defects requiring surgical treatment (2-5/10 000 live-births) and carry significant chronic morbidity. ARMs present either as isolated or as part of the phenotypic spectrum of some chromosomal abnormalities or monogenic syndromes. The etiology is unknown. To assess the genetic contribution to ARMs, we investigated single-nucleotide polymorphisms and copy number variations (CNVs) at genome-wide scale. A total of 363 Han Chinese sporadic ARM patients and 4006 Han Chinese controls were included. Overall, we detected a 1.3-fold significant excess of rare CNVs in patients. Stratification of patients by presence/absence of other congenital anomalies showed that while syndromic ARM patients carried significantly longer rare duplications than controls (P = 0.049), non-syndromic patients were enriched with both rare deletions and duplications when compared with controls (P = 0.00031). Twelve chromosomal aberrations and 114 rare CNVs were observed in patients but not in 868 controls nor 11 943 healthy individuals from the Database of Genomic Variants. Importantly, these aberrations were observed in isolated ARM patients. Gene-based analysis revealed 79 genes interfered by CNVs in patients only. In particular, we identified a de novo DKK4 duplication. DKK4 is a member of the WNT signaling pathway which is involved in the development of the anorectal region. In mice, Wnt disruption results in ARMs. Our data suggest a role for rare CNVs not only in syndromic but also in isolated ARM patients and provide a list of plausible candidate genes for the disorder. PMID:23108157

  8. The epidemiology of brain arteriovenous malformations in adults 

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    Al-Shahi, Rustam

    Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain are part of the spectrum of intracranial vascular malformations (IVMs). They are the leading cause of intracerebral haemorrhage in young adults, they account for ~10% of non-traumatic subarachnoid...

  9. Massive localised lymphoedema: a rare vascular malformation

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    Williams, K J; Al-Sakkal, M N; Alsafi, A; Davies, A H

    2013-01-01

    Lymphatic malformations are a subset of congenital vascular malformations, and are caused by a defect in lymphatic development during embryogenesis. When lymphatic mesoderm development is prematurely arrested, it retains it proliferative potential. Stimulus in the future can cause the lesion to proliferate locally without coordination or regulation, resulting in the rare condition known as massive localised lymphoedema (MLL). We present a case report of MLL, a rare and ill-defined soft tissue mass reported in the morbidly obese, with reference to the existing literature. PMID:23761611

  10. Extrapyramidal dysfunction with cerebral arteriovenous malformations 1

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    Lobo-Antunes, Joao; Yahr, Melvin D.; Hilal, Sadek K.

    1974-01-01

    Arteriovenous malformations have only rarely been implicated as a cause of basal ganglia dysfunction. In four instances where such a lesion was uncovered, abnormal involuntary movements were present. In two, tremor involving the contralateral limbs occurred, while in others the head and neck were involved in dystonic movements and posture. The clinical and angiographic characteristics of these four patients have been assessed and are presented in detail in this report. The possible mechanism by which arteriovenous malformations may disturb the internal circuitry of the basal ganglia and induce symptoms are discussed. Images PMID:4829531

  11. Percutaneous Cryotherapy of Vascular Malformation: Initial Experience

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    Cornelis, F., E-mail: francoiscornelis@hotmail.com [Institut Bergonie, Department of Radiology (France); Neuville, A. [Institut Bergonie, Department of Pathology (France); Labreze, C. [Pellegrin Hospital, Department of Pediatric Dermatology (France); Kind, M. [Institut Bergonie, Department of Radiology (France); Bui, B. [Institut Bergonie, Department of Oncology (France); Midy, D. [Pellegrin Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (France); Palussiere, J. [Institut Bergonie, Department of Radiology (France); Grenier, N. [Pellegrin Hospital, Department of Radiology (France)

    2013-06-15

    The present report describes a case of percutaneous cryotherapy in a 36-year-old woman with a large and painful pectoral venous malformation. Cryoablation was performed in a single session for this 9-cm mass with 24 h hospitalisation. At 2- and 6-month follow-up, the pain had completely disappeared, and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a significant decrease in size. Percutaneous cryoablation shows promise as a feasible and apparently safe method for local control in patients with symptomatic venous vascular malformations.

  12. Intestinal atresia, encephalocele, and cardiac malformations in infants with 47,XXX: Expansion of the phenotypic spectrum and a review of the literature.

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    Ba?ci, Soyhan; Müller, Andreas; Franz, Axel; Heydweiller, Andreas; Berg, Christoph; Nöthen, Markus M; Bartmann, Peter; Reutter, Heiko

    2010-01-01

    Identification of the 47,XXX karyotype often occurs adventitiously during prenatal fetal karyotyping in cases of advanced maternal age. Although most females with 47,XXX appear healthy at birth, various types of congenital malformations have been reported, of which urinary tract anomalies are the most frequent. We report on 2 newborns with 47,XXX and congenital cardiac defects, one of whom had duodenal atresia and the other an occipital encephalocele. This expands the spectrum of malformations reported in association with the triple-X syndrome. We also present a review of the literature on non-urinary tract malformations in females with 47,XXX. We conclude that prenatal identification of the 47,XXX karyotype is an indication for detailed fetal ultrasonography which should include examination of multiple organ systems. Such prenatal screening for possible associated congenital malformations should help to ensure optimal perinatal clinical management of 47,XXX cases. PMID:20160426

  13. HOXA10 and HOXA13 sequence variations in human female genital malformations including congenital absence of the uterus and vagina.

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    Ekici, Arif B; Strissel, Pamela L; Oppelt, Patricia G; Renner, Stefan P; Brucker, Sara; Beckmann, Matthias W; Strick, Reiner

    2013-04-15

    Congenital genital malformations occurring in the female population are estimated to be 5 per 1000 and associate with infertility, abortion, stillbirth, preterm delivery and other organ abnormalities. Complete aplasia of the uterus, cervix and upper vagina (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome) has an incidence of 1 per 4000 female live births. The molecular etiology of congenital genital malformations including MRKH is unknown up to date. The homeobox (HOX) genes HOXA10 and HOXA13 are involved in the development of human genitalia. In this investigation, HOXA10 and HOXA13 genes of 20 patients with the MRKH syndrome, 7 non-MRKH patients with genital malformations and 53 control women were sequenced to assess for DNA variations. A total of 14 DNA sequence variations (10 novel and 4 known) within exonic and untranslated regions were detected in HOXA10 and HOXA13 among our cohorts. Four HOXA10 and two HOXA13 DNA sequence variations were found solely in patients with genital malformations. In addition to mutations resulting in synonymous amino acid substitutions, in the HOXA10 gene a missense mutation was identified and predicted by computer analysis as probably damaging to protein function in two non-MRKH patients, one with a bicornate and the other patient with a septated uterus. A novel exonic HOXA10 cytosine deletion was also identified in a non-MRKH patient with a septate uterus and renal malformations resulting in a premature stop codon and loss of the homeodomain helix 3/4. This cytosine deletion and the missense mutation in HOXA10 were analysed by real time PCR and sequencing, respectively, in two additional larger cohorts of 103 patients with MRKH and 109 non-MRKH patients with genital malformations. No other patients were found with the cytosine deletion however one additional patient was identified regarding the missense mutation. Rare DNA sequence variations in the HOXA10 gene could contribute to the misdevelopment of female internal genitalia. PMID:23376215

  14. Research perspectives in the etiology of congenital anorectal malformations using data of the International Consortium on Anorectal Malformations: evidence for risk factors across different populations

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    de Blaauw, Ivo; Marcelis, Carlo L. M.; Wijnen, Rene M. H.; Brunner, Han; Midrio, Paola; Gamba, Piergiorgio; Clementi, Maurizio; Jenetzky, Ekkehart; Zwink, Nadine; Reutter, Heiko; Bartels, Enrika; Grasshoff-Derr, Sabine; Holland-Cunz, Stefan; Hosie, Stuart; Märzheuser, Stefanie; Schmiedeke, Eberhard; Crétolle, Célia; Sarnacki, Sabine; Levitt, Marc A.; Knoers, Nine V. A. M.; Roeleveld, Nel; van Rooij, Iris A. L. M.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose The recently established International Consortium on Anorectal Malformations aims to identify genetic and environmental risk factors in the etiology of syndromic and nonsyndromic anorectal malformations (ARM) by promoting collaboration through data sharing and combined research activities. Methods The consortium attempts to recruit at least 1,000 ARM cases. DNA samples are collected from case–parent triads to identify genetic factors involved in ARM. Several genetic techniques will be applied, including SNP arrays, gene and whole exome sequencing, and a genome-wide association study. Questionnaires inquiring about circumstances before and during pregnancy will be used to obtain environmental risk factor data. Results Currently, 701 ARM cases have been recruited throughout Europe. Clinical data are available from all cases, and DNA samples and questionnaire data mainly from the Dutch and German cases. Preliminary analyses on environmental risk factors in the Dutch and German cohort found associations between ARM and family history of ARM, fever during first trimester of pregnancy and maternal job exposure to cleaning agents and solvents. Conclusion First results show that both genetic and environmental factors may contribute to the multifactorial etiology of ARM. The International Consortium on Anorectal Malformations will provide possibilities to study and detect important genes and environmental risk factors for ARM, ultimately resulting in better genetic counseling, improved therapies, and primary prevention. PMID:20730541

  15. Partial urorectal septum malformation sequence in a kitten with disorder of sexual development.

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    Reynolds, Brice S; Pain, Amélie; Meynaud-Collard, Patricia; Nowacka-Woszuk, Joanna; Szczerbal, Izabela; Switonski, Marek; Chastant-Maillard, Sylvie

    2014-12-01

    A 2-month-old kitten exhibited simultaneously an imperforate anus, hypospadias, rectourethral fistula and genital dysgenesis (penis restricted to the glans, absence of prepuce and bifid scrotum). Surgical correction consisted of separation of the urinary and digestive tracts, perineal urethrostomy and connection of the rectum to the newly made anal opening. Pathological examination of the testes, conventionally removed at 9 months of age, showed no mature spermatozoa and underdevelopment of germ and Leydig cells. In humans, the absence of an anal opening in association with abnormal sexual development defines the urorectal septum malformation sequence. Here, we describe the first case of this syndrome in a kitten with a normal male karyotype (38,XY) and a normal coding sequence for the SRY gene. Both the rectourethral fistula and observed genital abnormalities might have been induced by a disturbance in the hedgehog signalling pathway. However, although four polymorphic sites were identified by DHH gene sequencing, none cosegregated with the malformation. PMID:24718294

  16. Traitement chirurgical des malformations lymphatiques

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    A. Lavie; C. Desouches; D. Casanova; J. Bardot; G. Magalon

    2006-01-01

    Lymphatic malformations remain a therapeutic challenge. Many treatments by the past led to poor success. The wide variety of clinical presentations makes it difficult to outline specific management programs. Often, diagnosis or complication circumstances as infection, bleeding, airway obstruction, or handicap force acting. Thus, a specific follow-up joined to a multidisciplinary analysis are the key of well-planned surgery. Through our

  17. Lethal pallister-killian syndrome: Phenotypic similarity with fryns syndrome

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    Ignacio Rodriquez, J.; Garcia, I.; Alvarez, J.; Delicado, A.; Palacios, J. [La Paz Hospital, Madrid (Spain)

    1994-11-01

    The Pallister-Killian syndrome is a sporadic multiple congenital anomaly syndrome characterized by {open_quotes}coarse{close_quotes} face, profound mental retardation, and epilepsy. Chromosomes of peripheral lymphocytes are usually normal, but tissue cultures show varying degrees of mosaicism for isochromosome 12p. In babies who die neonatally of severe malformations, including diaphragmatic hernia, and who also have a {open_quotes}coarse{close_quotes} face, acral hypoplasia, and other internal anomalies, Fryns syndrome is more likely to be suspected than Pallister-Killian syndrome, especially if karyotyping is unavailable or if peripheral lumphocytes have a normal chromosome constitution. An initial diagnosis of Fryns syndrome had to be modified in 3 successive newborn infants since chromosome analysis or in situ hybridization with a chromosome 12 probe on kidney tissue demonstrated the mosaic aneuploidy characteristic of Pallister-Killian syndrome. These 3 patients confirm that a similar pattern of malformations can be present in both conditions at birth. It consists of {open_quotes}coarse{close_quotes} face, acral hypoplasia, diaphragmatic hernia, and other defects. Newborn infants who present this phenotype, but lack a conclusively normal chromosome test, may not have Fryns syndrome. A diagnosis of Fryns syndrome should be made carefully to avoid the risk of inappropriate genetic counseling. 31 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and juvenile polyposis: an overlap of syndromes.

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    Poletto, Erica D; Trinh, Angela M; Levin, Terry L; Tsirilakis, Kalliope; Loizides, Anthony M

    2010-07-01

    Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) is a syndrome characterized by multiorgan telangiectases and arteriovenous malformations. A subset of patients with a mutation in the MADH4 gene on chromosome 18 exhibits an overlapping syndrome of HHT and juvenile polyposis (JPS). We present one such family. Genetic testing is warranted when either HHT or JPS is diagnosed, as early recognition of this syndrome overlap allows appropriate management of these patients. PMID:20012952

  19. Aborting a Malformed Fetus: A Debatable Issue in Saudi Arabia

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    Al-Alaiyan, Saleh; AlFaleh, Khalid M.

    2012-01-01

    Congenital anomalies contribute a significant proportion of infant morbidity and mortality, as well as fetal mortality. They are generally grouped into three major categories: structural/metabolic, congenital infections, and other conditions. The most prevalent conditions include congenital heart defects, orofacial clefts, Down syndrome, and neural tube defects. Several prenatal diagnostic procedures have been introduced, both cytogenetic (such as chorion biopsy, amniocentesis and funiculocentesis) and biophysical (ultrasound 2-D, 3-D and 4-D, ultrasonography with Doppler, etc.). Insufficient data are currently available from Saudi Arabia on the epidemiology of the lethal congenital abnormalities which should be a priority due to high rate of consanguineous marriages among first cousins and their association with congenital anomalies. In terms of consanguinity and birth defects, a significant positive association has been consistently demonstrated between consanguinity and morbidity, and congenital defects with a complex etiology appear to be both more prevalent in consanguineous families and have a greater likelihood of recurrence. A debate regarding aborting a malformed fetus still exists among the senior Islamic scholars in many of the Islamic countries. The progressive interpretations of Islam have resulted in laws allowing for early abortion on request in two countries; six others permit abortion on health grounds and three more also allow abortion in cases of rape or fetal impairment. In Saudi Arabia, efforts to legalize abortion in certain circumstances have been recently discussed among Senior Religious Scholars and specialized physicians to permit abortions in certain circumstances. In this mini-review we discuss the current debate regarding aborting a malformed fetus in Saudi Arabia with a focus on the Islamic perspective. PMID:24027674

  20. Aborting a malformed fetus: a debatable issue in saudi arabia.

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    Al-Alaiyan, Saleh; Alfaleh, Khalid M

    2012-01-01

    Congenital anomalies contribute a significant proportion of infant morbidity and mortality, as well as fetal mortality. They are generally grouped into three major categories: structural/metabolic, congenital infections, and other conditions. The most prevalent conditions include congenital heart defects, orofacial clefts, Down syndrome, and neural tube defects. Several prenatal diagnostic procedures have been introduced, both cytogenetic (such as chorion biopsy, amniocentesis and funiculocentesis) and biophysical (ultrasound 2-D, 3-D and 4-D, ultrasonography with Doppler, etc.). Insufficient data are currently available from Saudi Arabia on the epidemiology of the lethal congenital abnormalities which should be a priority due to high rate of consanguineous marriages among first cousins and their association with congenital anomalies. In terms of consanguinity and birth defects, a significant positive association has been consistently demonstrated between consanguinity and morbidity, and congenital defects with a complex etiology appear to be both more prevalent in consanguineous families and have a greater likelihood of recurrence. A debate regarding aborting a malformed fetus still exists among the senior Islamic scholars in many of the Islamic countries. The progressive interpretations of Islam have resulted in laws allowing for early abortion on request in two countries; six others permit abortion on health grounds and three more also allow abortion in cases of rape or fetal impairment. In Saudi Arabia, efforts to legalize abortion in certain circumstances have been recently discussed among Senior Religious Scholars and specialized physicians to permit abortions in certain circumstances. In this mini-review we discuss the current debate regarding aborting a malformed fetus in Saudi Arabia with a focus on the Islamic perspective. PMID:24027674

  1. Heterotaxy Syndrome

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    2011-01-01

    Heterotaxy is defined as an abnormality where the internal thoraco-abdominal organs demonstrate abnormal arrangement across the left-right axis of the body. This broad term includes patients with a wide variety of very complex cardiac lesions. Patients with heterotaxy can be stratified into the subsets of asplenia syndrome and polysplenia syndrome, or the subsets of heterotaxy with isomerism of the right atrial appendages and heterotaxy with isomerism of the left atrial appendages. Treatment of patients with isomerism is determined by the nature and severity of the associated cardiac and extracardiac lesions. Most cardiac operations for patients with isomerism are palliative in nature, since normal anatomy is rarely achieved and mortality rates remain high for patients with heterotaxy syndrome. Patients with left isomerism in general have less severe cardiac malformations than those with right isomerism and, hence, more chance of biventricular repair. For almost all patients with right isomerism, and for many with left isomerism, biventricular repair will not be feasible, and all palliative protocols are then staging procedures prior to a Fontan-type repair. Recent advances in medical management, and improvements in surgical techniques have resulted in improved survival for these patients, and the surgical outcomes are comparable to those with Fontan circulation irrespective of the presence or absence of heterotaxy. PMID:21731561

  2. An unusual presentation of Kabuki syndrome: clinical overlap with CHARGE syndrome.

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    Verhagen, Judith M A; Oostdijk, Wilma; Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Cecilia E J; Schalij-Delfos, Nicoline E; van Bever, Yolande

    2014-09-01

    Kabuki syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability and multiple congenital anomalies, including short stature, peculiar facial appearance, skeletal anomalies, a variety of visceral malformations and abnormal dermatoglyphic patterns. We describe a case of Kabuki syndrome presenting with atypical features, consisting of bilateral microphthalmia, coloboma, anal atresia and panhypopituitarism, showing considerable phenotypic overlap with CHARGE syndrome. This report demonstrates that clinical follow-up and molecular genetic testing can be useful for establishing the correct diagnosis. PMID:24862881

  3. Jacobsen syndrome

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    Mattina, Teresa; Perrotta, Concetta Simona; Grossfeld, Paul

    2009-01-01

    Jacobsen syndrome is a MCA/MR contiguous gene syndrome caused by partial deletion of the long arm of chromosome 11. To date, over 200 cases have been reported. The prevalence has been estimated at 1/100,000 births, with a female/male ratio 2:1. The most common clinical features include pre- and postnatal physical growth retardation, psychomotor retardation, and characteristic facial dysmorphism (skull deformities, hypertelorism, ptosis, coloboma, downslanting palpebral fissures, epicanthal folds, broad nasal bridge, short nose, v-shaped mouth, small ears, low set posteriorly rotated ears). Abnormal platelet function, thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia are usually present at birth. Patients commonly have malformations of the heart, kidney, gastrointestinal tract, genitalia, central nervous system and skeleton. Ocular, hearing, immunological and hormonal problems may be also present. The deletion size ranges from ~7 to 20 Mb, with the proximal breakpoint within or telomeric to subband 11q23.3 and the deletion extending usually to the telomere. The deletion is de novo in 85% of reported cases, and in 15% of cases it results from an unbalanced segregation of a familial balanced translocation or from other chromosome rearrangements. In a minority of cases the breakpoint is at the FRA11B fragile site. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings (intellectual deficit, facial dysmorphic features and thrombocytopenia) and confirmed by cytogenetics analysis. Differential diagnoses include Turner and Noonan syndromes, and acquired thrombocytopenia due to sepsis. Prenatal diagnosis of 11q deletion is possible by amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling and cytogenetic analysis. Management is multi-disciplinary and requires evaluation by general pediatrician, pediatric cardiologist, neurologist, ophthalmologist. Auditory tests, blood tests, endocrine and immunological assessment and follow-up should be offered to all patients. Cardiac malformations can be very severe and require heart surgery in the neonatal period. Newborns with Jacobsen syndrome may have difficulties in feeding and tube feeding may be necessary. Special attention should be devoted due to hematological problems. About 20% of children die during the first two years of life, most commonly related to complications from congenital heart disease, and less commonly from bleeding. For patients who survive the neonatal period and infancy, the life expectancy remains unknown. PMID:19267933

  4. CHARGE Syndrome Includes Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism and Abnormal Olfactory Bulb Development

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    G. Pinto; V. Abadie; R. Mesnage; J. Blustajn; S. Cabrol; J. Amiel; L. Hertz-Pannier; A. M. Bertrand; S. Lyonnet; R. Rappaport; I. Netchine

    2010-01-01

    Context: CHARGE (coloboma, heart defect, choanal atresia, re- tarded growth and development, genital hypoplasia, ear abnormali- ties, and\\/or hearing loss defect) syndrome consists of a combination of congenital malformations including genital hypoplasia and re- tarded growth. Objective: The objective of the study was to study gonadotropic axis function and growth parameters in CHARGE syndrome. Design: This was a retrospective study.

  5. SIRENOMELIA (MERMAID SYNDROME) IN AN INFANT OF A DIABETIC MOTHER

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    F. Davari Tanha; M. Kaveh; Mirza Koochak

    Caudal regression syndrome (caudal dysplasia sequence) is a rare congenital malformation. It has a spectrum ranging from simple anal atresia to the absence of sacral, lumbar and possibly lower thoracic vertebrae and the most severe form called sirenomelia (Mermaid syndrome). Sirenomelia has a sole characteristic which is the lower limbs fusion, with multiple internal structural abnormalities particularly in the renal

  6. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia with Hepatic Vascular Malformations

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    Nishioka, Yujiro; Akamatsu, Nobuhisa; Sugawara, Yasuhiko; Arita, Junichi; Sakamoto, Yoshihiro; Hasegawa, Kiyoshi; Kokudo, Norihiro

    2015-01-01

    Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary disease. Early diagnosis is important to avoid complications from vascular lesions, but diagnosis is difficult in asymptomatic patients. A 69-year-old Japanese male patient was referred to our hospital for evaluation of hepatic vascular malformations. He had mild anemia with iron deficiency, and dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed significant arteriovenous and arterioportal shunts throughout the liver. Telangiectasia from the pharynx to the duodenum was confirmed by gastrointestinal endoscopy. The patient history revealed episodes of epistaxis as well as a family history of epistaxis. He was diagnosed with HHT, although no other family member had been diagnosed with definite HHT. A diagnosis of HHT must be considered in patients with hepatic vascular malformations.

  7. Embolization and radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations

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    Plasencia, Andres R.; Santillan, Alejandro

    2012-01-01

    The treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) requires a multidisciplinary management including microsurgery, endovascular embolization, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This article reviews the recent advancements in the multimodality treatment of patients with AVMs using endovascular neurosurgery and SRS. We describe the natural history of AVMs and the role of endovascular and radiosurgical treatment as well as their interplay in the management of these complex vascular lesions. Also, we present some representative cases treated at our institution. PMID:22826821

  8. Treatment of arteriovenous malformations of the brain

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    Andreas Hartmann; Henning Mast; Jae H. Choi; Christian Stapf; Jay P. Mohr

    2007-01-01

    The treatment of ruptured and unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is driven by the need to prevent incident\\u000a or recurrent intracranial hemorrhages. Improving feasibility of the rapidly developing endovascular, neurosurgical, and radiotherapeutic\\u000a procedures leads to invasive treatment of an increasing number of neurologically intact patients with accidentally diagnosed\\u000a AVMs. Recent data confirm that the natural history risk of unruptured AVMs

  9. Two patients with proatlas segmentation malformation

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    Shangchen Xu; Qi Pang; Kaining Zhang; Hu Zhang

    2010-01-01

    A 58-year-old female and an 18-year-old male patient had progressive spastic quadriparesis of 10 years and 6 months duration, respectively. Proatlas segmentation malformation (PSM) was confirmed using three-dimensional (3D) reconstructive CT scans and MRI. Surgical procedures in one patient involved anterior decompression via a transoropharyngeal approach, cranial traction, and posterior occipital–cervical fixation and fusion. His postoperative neurological status had improved

  10. Complex malformation of the inferior vena cava.

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    Lesanu, G; Balanescu, R; Pacurar, D; Iaru, O; Vlad, R M; Topor, L; Oraseanu, D

    2014-01-01

    Malformations of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rare presentations, exceptional in children, and are usually asymptomatic.They are caused by disturbances in the embryological formation of the venous system or can develop as a result of perinatal venous thrombosis with secondary impairment of the venous development. We report the case of a 14 year old boy,admitted for pediatric evaluation before undergoing plastic surgery in order to remove superficial varicose veins of the lower abdomen. The patient presents with inequality in circumference and length of the legs. Laboratory investigations are normal and the abdominal ultrasound describes hypoplasia of the retrohepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. The diagnosis of complex malformation of the abdominal deep venous system (retrohepatic vena cava atresia, cavo-caval anastomosis through azygos veins, abnormal formation of the inferior vena cava with the absence of the left iliac vein) was established through a CT angiography. The presence of abdominal varicose dilations should indicate the necessity to closely look for malformations of the portal and/or caval venous systems. PMID:24742422

  11. Neuroembryology and brain malformations: an overview.

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    Sarnat, Harvey B; Flores-Sarnat, Laura

    2013-01-01

    Modern neuroembryology integrates descriptive morphogenesis with more recent insight into molecular genetic programing and data enabled by cell-specific tissue markers that further define histogenesis. Maturation of individual neurons involves the development of energy pumps to maintain membrane excitability, ion channels, and membrane receptors. Most malformations of the nervous system are best understood in the context of aberrations of normal developmental processes that result in abnormal structure and function. Early malformations usually are disorders of genetic expression along gradients of the three axes of the neural tube, defective segmentation, or mixed lineages of individual cells. Later disorders mainly involve cellular migrations, axonal pathfinding, synaptogenesis, and myelination. Advances in neuroimaging now enable the diagnosis of many malformations in utero, at birth, or in early infancy in the living patient by abnormal macroscopic form of the brain. These images are complimented by modern neuropathological methods that disclose microscopic, immunocytochemical, and subcellular details beyond the resolution of MRI. Correlations may be made of both normal and abnormal ontogenesis with clinical neurological and EEG maturation in the preterm or term neonate for a better understanding of perinatal neurological disease. Precision in terminology is a key to scientific communication. PMID:23622157

  12. Malformations of the craniocervical junction (chiari type I and syringomyelia: classification, diagnosis and treatment)

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    2009-01-01

    Chiari disease (or malformation) is in general a congenital condition characterized by an anatomic defect of the base of the skull, in which the cerebellum and brain stem herniate through the foramen magnum into the cervical spinal canal. The onset of Chiari syndrome symptoms usually occurs in the second or third decade (age 25 to 45 years). Symptoms may vary between periods of exacerbation and remission. The diagnosis of Chiari type I malformation in patients with or without symptoms is established with neuroimaging techniques. The most effective therapy for patients with Chiari type I malformation/syringomyelia is surgical decompression of the foramen magnum, however there are non-surgical therapy to relieve neurophatic pain: either pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Pharmacological therapy use drugs that act on different components of pain. Non-pharmacological therapies are primarly based on spinal or peripheral electrical stimulation. It is important to determine the needs of the patients in terms of health-care, social, educational, occupational, and relationship issues, in addition to those derived from information aspects, particularly at onset of symptoms. Currently, there is no consensus among the specialists regarding the etiology of the disease or how to approach, monitor, follow-up, and treat the condition. It is necessary that the physicians involved in the care of people with this condition comprehensively approach the management and follow-up of the patients, and that they organize interdisciplinary teams including all the professionals that can help to increase the quality of life of patients. PMID:20018097

  13. Caudal Duplication Syndrome

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    Sur, Amitava; Sardar, Syamal Kumar; Paria, Anshuman

    2013-01-01

    Caudal duplication syndrome is a rare entity in which structures derived from the embryonic cloaca and notochord are duplicated to various extents. Its prevalence at birth is less than 1 per 100,000. The term caudal duplication encompasses a spectrum of anomalies and is often used to describe incomplete separation of monovular twins or referred to as part of the spectrum of anomalies associated with conjoined twinning. It usually includes multiple rare malformations and duplications of distal organs derived from the hindgut, neural tube, and caudal mesoderm. It was postulated that the disorder is related to misexpression of one or more of the distal HOX genes, potentially HOX10 or HOX11, leading to abnormal proliferation of caudal mesenchyme. The malformations are usually diagnosed by anomaly scan in the second trimester. Here we report the case of a baby presenting on the first day of life with complete duplication of caudal structures below the dorsolumbar level. PMID:24049755

  14. Caudal duplication syndrome.

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    Sur, Amitava; Sardar, Syamal Kumar; Paria, Anshuman

    2013-04-01

    Caudal duplication syndrome is a rare entity in which structures derived from the embryonic cloaca and notochord are duplicated to various extents. Its prevalence at birth is less than 1 per 100,000. The term caudal duplication encompasses a spectrum of anomalies and is often used to describe incomplete separation of monovular twins or referred to as part of the spectrum of anomalies associated with conjoined twinning. It usually includes multiple rare malformations and duplications of distal organs derived from the hindgut, neural tube, and caudal mesoderm. It was postulated that the disorder is related to misexpression of one or more of the distal HOX genes, potentially HOX10 or HOX11, leading to abnormal proliferation of caudal mesenchyme. The malformations are usually diagnosed by anomaly scan in the second trimester. Here we report the case of a baby presenting on the first day of life with complete duplication of caudal structures below the dorsolumbar level. PMID:24049755

  15. CT and MRI of congenital nasal lesions in syndromic conditions.

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    Ginat, Daniel T; Robson, Caroline D

    2015-07-01

    Congenital malformations of the nose can be associated with a variety of syndromes, including solitary median maxillary central incisor syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, Bosma syndrome, median cleft face syndrome, PHACES association, Bartsocas-Papas syndrome, Binder syndrome, duplication of the pituitary gland-plus syndrome and syndromic craniosynsotosis (e.g., Apert and Crouzon syndromes) among other craniofacial syndromes. Imaging with CT and MRI plays an important role in characterizing the nasal anomalies as well as the associated brain and cerebrovascular lesions, which can be explained by the intimate developmental relationship between the face and intracranial structures, as well as certain gene mutations. These conditions have characteristic imaging findings, which are reviewed in this article. PMID:25573243

  16. Extracranial vascular malformations (hemangiomas and vascular malformations) in children and adolescents - diagnosis, clinic, and therapy.

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    Eivazi, Behfar; Werner, Jochen A

    2014-01-01

    The field of extracranial vascular anomalies is considered as special focus of pediatric otolaryngology and it has shown a rapid development during the last years. The reason for this interest is finally also due to the global acceptance of the classification introduced by the ISSVA (International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies). Hemangiomas are the most frequently observed vascular tumors. Today the systemic propranolol therapy is mostly used for therapy of hemangiomas requiring treatment. Increasingly, the topical application of beta blocker is discussed while the benefit in the head and neck seems to be limited. Vascular malformations are classified according to the morphology of the affected part of the vascular system in arterial, venous, arterio-venous, lymphatic, capillary, and combined vascular malformations. Conventional surgery, sclerosing therapy, and laser treatment are invasive options for the treatment of lymphatic malformations. The options for the treatment of venous malformations could be significantly improved during the last years. In this context, the use of Nd:YAG laser, the conservative treatment of the localized disseminated intravascular coagulation with low-molecular weight heparin, the re-discovery of bleomycin as effective sclerosing agent, and the improvement of alcohol-based embolization agents must be mentioned. Today the treatment with dye laser is the preferred therapy for capillary malformations and it is superior to other therapeutic options as for example photodynamic therapy. Arterio-venous malformations as representatives for high-flow lesions are the high-risk lesions. Frequently they are compared to malignant head and neck tumors, in particular when a curative treatment can no longer be assured because of diffuse or multifocal extent and when the disease shows a progressive course. The combined treatment of embolization and surgical resection and if necessary consecutive defect reconstruction have turned out to be appropriate for arterio-venous malformations. Incurable findings are still a major challenge. Despite the introduction of antiangiogenetic drugs in oncology, the medicamentous therapeutic approach could not be established for arterio-venous malformations up to now. PMID:25587362

  17. Upper limb malformations in chromosome 22q11 deletions

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    Shalev, S.A.; Dar, H.; Barel, H.; Borochowitz, Z. [Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa (Israel)

    1996-03-29

    We read with interest the report of Cormier-Daire et al. in a recent issue of the journal, describing upper limb malformations in DiGeorge syndrome. We observed a family with this group of rare clinical expression of chromosome 22q11 deletions. The proposita was examined in our clinic when she was 4 years old. She was mildly mentally retarded. Clinical evaluation showed normal growth, long thin nose with squared tip, nasal speech, and abundant scalp hair and no cardiac anomalies. The girl was accompanied by her mother. Facial similarities were noted between the two. The mother reported to be treated with oral calcium due to hypoparathyroidism, diagnosed several years ago. Clinical evaluation showed wide flat face, short stature, mild mental retardation, slight hypertelorism, peculiar nose similar to her daughter`s, and nasal speech. No cardiac anomalies were found. Recently, a brother was born. Clinical examination documented large ventriculo-septal defect, retrognathia, narrow palpebral fissures, and long thin nose with squared tip. 1 ref.

  18. Intraosseous mandibular artero-venous malformations: case report.

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    Siniscalchi, Enrico Nastro; Minutoli, Fabio; Catalfamo, Luciano; Romano, Fabio; Longo, Marcello; De Ponte, Francesco Saverio

    2009-03-01

    Intraosseous mandibular artero-venous malformations (AVMs) are rare (5% of all vascular malformations) but of great clinical importance. They can lead to dental emergencies and may cause disfigurement, morbidity, and even death. We describe the radiological appearance and the endovascular treatment of a rare high-flow vascular malformation of the mandibular body resembling a dental cyst, embolized by Guglielmi's detachable coils (GDC). PMID:19027310

  19. Occlusive vascular disease associated with cerebral arteriovenous malformations

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    Mawad, M.E.; Hilal, S.K.; Michelsen, W.J.; Stein, B.; Ganti, S.R.

    1984-11-01

    Selective carotid angiography and computed tomography were used in a study of the association of occlusive vascular disease with cerebral arteriovenous malformations in 13 patients. The majority of the arterial occlusions were proximal to the vascular malformation. Some, however, extended distal to the major branch supplying the arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Selective angiography with subtraction techniques defines the distinct angioarchitecture of these AVMs and the associated stenoses and collateral telangiectases.

  20. Klippel–Trénaunay Syndrome – A Very Rare and Interesting Syndrome

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    Sharma, Deepak; Lamba, Sachin; Pandita, Aakash; Shastri, Sweta

    2015-01-01

    Klippel–Trénaunay syndrome (KTS or KT) is an infrequently seen dermatological syndrome, which is often viewed as a triad of vascular malformation (capillary malformations or port-wine brands), venous varicosity, and soft tissue and/or bony hypertrophy. We report a case of a 12-year-old male who presented to us with the symptoms of varicose plaques over both lower limbs and was diagnosed as a case of KTS. Management is normally conservative and includes stockings for compression of the branches to reduce edema because of chronic venous insufficiency; modern devices that cause on and off pneumatic compression; and rarely, surgical correction of varicose veins with lifelong follow-up. The orthopedic abnormalities are treated with epiphysiodesis in order to prevent (stop) overgrowing of limb and correction of bone deformity. PMID:25861232

  1. Catel-Manzke palatodigital syndrome in a second trimester female foetus with nuchal oedema, costovertebral anomalies and radial ray defect.

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    Petit, P; Moerman, P; Legius, E; Fryns, J P

    1994-01-01

    We present a female fetus with combination of Pierre Robin anomaly and nuchal oedema, bilateral radial defects, multiple hand malformations including bilateral hyperphalangy, brachymesophalangy, costovertebral abnormalities, and complex cardiac malformation. The present findings constitute a true MCA syndrome with uncertain pattern of inheritance. PMID:7888142

  2. Associated malformations among infants with neural tube defects.

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    Stoll, Claude; Dott, Beatrice; Alembik, Yves; Roth, Marie-Paule

    2011-03-01

    Infants with neural tube defects (NTDs) often have associated congenital anomalies. The reported frequency and types of associated malformations vary between different studies. The purpose of this investigation was to assess the frequency and types of associated malformations among infants with NTDs in a geographically well-defined population from 1979 to 2008 of 402,532 consecutive births. Of the 441 infants with NTDs born during this period, 20.4% had associated malformations. Infants with associated malformations were divided into those with recognizable conditions [11 (2.5%) infants with chromosomal and 23 (5.2%) with non-chromosomal conditions], and those without recognizable conditions [56 (12.7%) infants with multiple malformations]. Associated malformations were more frequent among infants with encephalocele (36.8%) than those with anencephaly (11.5%) or spina bifida (23.8%). Oral clefts and malformations in the musculoskeletal, renal and cardiovascular systems were the most commonly observed associated anomalies. The frequency of associated malformations in infants with NTDs emphasizes the need for a thorough investigation of these infants. Routine screening for other malformations, especially facial clefts and musculoskeletal, renal and cardiac anomalies, may need to be considered in infants with NTDs, and referral of these infants for genetics evaluation and counseling seems warranted. PMID:21337695

  3. The pathology of trisomy 13 syndrome

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    Philippe Moerman; Jean-Piere Fryns; Kris Steen; Alice Kleczkowska; Joseph Lauweryns

    1988-01-01

    Anatomical and histopathological findings in 12 cases of trisomy 13 syndrome (nine with classic full trisomy and three with trisomy 13 and an unbalanced Robertsonian 13\\/13 translocation) are reported. Emphasis is on the brain defects, cardiovascular anomalies, and histological organ dysplasia. Eight patients showed abnormal development of the forebrain and midline facial structures (holoprosencephaly). Cardiovascular malformations were invariably present, the

  4. Sturge-Weber syndrome: A review

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    Kristin A Thomas-Sohl; Dale F Vaslow; Bernard L Maria

    2004-01-01

    Sturge-Weber syndrome is a rare disorder that occurs with a frequency of approximately 1 per 50,000. The disease is characterized by an intracranial vascular anomaly, leptomeningeal angiomatosis, most often involving the occipital and posterior parietal lobes. Facial cutaneous vascular malformations, seizures, and glaucoma are among the most common symptoms and signs. Stasis results in ischemia underlying the leptomeningeal angiomatosis, leading

  5. Ultrasonographic appearance of Dandy Walker-like Syndrome in a Boston Terrier.

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    Noureddine, Clarissa; Harder, Rebecca; Olby, Natasha J; Spaulding, Kathy; Brown, Talmage

    2004-01-01

    Congenital cerebellar disorders can be caused by in utero or neonatal infections, genetic aberrations causing malformations, and neurodegenerative processes. Most congenital cerebellar disorders are diagnosed definitively with histopathology. However, antemortem diagnosis of cerebellar malformations can be made by imaging the brain. This paper describes the antemortem appearance of a congenital cerebellar malformation in a Boston Terrier puppy on ultrasound images. This appearance was compared with the postmortem findings that were comparable to Dandy Walker Syndrome in humans. A previous report of this syndrome in Boston Terriers suggests the problem may be inherited in this breed. PMID:15373261

  6. Prevalence at birth of congenital malformations in communities near the Hanford site

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    Sever, L.E.; Hessol, N.A.; Gilbert, E.S.; McIntyre, J.M.

    1988-02-01

    The authors examined the prevalence of congenital malformations among births in Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State, from 1968 through 1980. The Hanford Site is in this area and serves as a major employer. In addition, various agriculturally and chemically related activities are in the area. Hospital and vital records were used to identify 454 malformation cases among 23,319 births; this yielded a malformation rate of 19.6 per 1000 births, a rate similar to those reported in other studies. The rates of specific malformations ascertained during the first year of life were compared with combined rates from the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho from the Birth Defects Monitoring Program. Among defects that would be expected to be comparably ascertained, a statistically significant elevated rate of neural tube defects was observed (1.72 per 1000 births vs. 0.99 per 1000). Rates of cleft lip were significantly lower in Benton and Franklin counties than in the Birth Defects Monitoring Program (0.59 per 1,000 vs. 1.17 per 1000). For congenital heart defects, pyloric stenosis, and Down syndrome, which are often not diagnosed in the newborn period, Birth Defects Monitoring Program data did not offer appropriate comparisons. The rates of these defects did not appear to be elevated in relation to rates found in other relevant populations. When rates of neural tube defects were compared with those in populations other than the Birth Defects Monitoring Program, the Benton and Franklin county rates were still considered to be elevated. The increased bicounty rate cannot be explained by employment of the parents at Hanford or by the impact of plant emissions on the local population.

  7. Eight patients with Williams syndrome and craniosynostosis.

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    Ueda, Kimiko; Yamada, Junji; Takemoto, Osamu; Okamoto, Nobuhiko

    2015-01-01

    Williams syndrome (WS) is a well-known genetic syndrome caused by a microdeletion on chromosome 7q11.23 encompassing the elastin gene. It is characterized by distinctive facies, congenital cardiovascular malformations, intellectual disabilities, and various other manifestations. Some patients were reported with craniosynostosis. Here, we report 8 WS cases diagnosed with craniosynostosis using three-dimensional cranial computed tomography. These findings suggest that craniosynostosis may occur more frequently in WS patients than expected. PMID:26002408

  8. Sturge–Weber syndrome – A case report

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    Shaikh, Shahid M.; Goswami, Mousumi; Singh, Sanjay; Singh, Darrel

    2015-01-01

    Sturge–Weber syndrome (SWS), also called as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis is an uncommon congenital neurological disorder & frequent among the neurocutaneous syndromes specifically with vascular predominance. This disorder is characterized by facial capillary malformation & other neurological condition. The oral manifestations are gingival hemangiomatosis restricting to either side in upper and lower jaw, sometimes bilateral. We report a case of SWS with oral, ocular and neurological features. PMID:25853049

  9. Sturge-Weber syndrome - A case report.

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    Shaikh, Shahid M; Goswami, Mousumi; Singh, Sanjay; Singh, Darrel

    2015-01-01

    Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS), also called as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis is an uncommon congenital neurological disorder & frequent among the neurocutaneous syndromes specifically with vascular predominance. This disorder is characterized by facial capillary malformation & other neurological condition. The oral manifestations are gingival hemangiomatosis restricting to either side in upper and lower jaw, sometimes bilateral. We report a case of SWS with oral, ocular and neurological features. PMID:25853049

  10. Sturge Weber Syndrome--unusual presentation. .

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    Neki, N S

    2014-01-01

    Sturge Weber Syndrome or encephalo-trigeminal angiomatosis is non-hereditary, congenital and rare disorder of unknown aetiology. It is characterised by vascular malformation with capillary venous angiomas involving face, eye and leptomeninges resulting in neurological and orbital manifestations. A case of 23 years old female presented with history of tonic-clonic convulsions, evidence of Port wine stain on face since birth, characteristic CT findings diagnosed as a case of Sturge Weber Syndrome is reported here for its rarity. PMID:25358234

  11. BIOLOGY OF VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS OF THE BRAIN

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    Leblanc, Gabrielle G.; Golanov, Eugene; Awad, Issam A.; Young, William L.

    2009-01-01

    Background and Purpose This review discusses recent research on the genetic, molecular, cellular, and developmental mechanisms underlying the etiology of vascular malformations of the brain (VMBs), including cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), sporadic brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and the AVMs of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Summary of Review The identification of gene mutations and genetic risk factors associated with CCM, HHT, and sporadic AVM has enabled the development of animal models for these diseases and provided new insights into their etiology. All of the genes associated with VMBs to date have known or plausible roles in angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. Recent work suggests that the angiogenic process most severely disrupted by VMB gene mutation is that of vascular stabilization, the process whereby vascular endothelial cells form capillary tubes, strengthen their intercellular junctions, and recruit smooth muscle cells to the vessel wall. In addition, there is now good evidence that in some cases CCM lesion formation involves a genetic two-hit mechanism, in which a germline mutation in one copy of a CCM gene is followed by a somatic mutation in the other copy. There is also increasing evidence that environmental second hits can produce lesions when there is a mutation to a single allele of a VMB gene. Conclusions Recent findings begin to explain how mutations in VMB genes render vessels vulnerable to rupture when challenged with other inauspicious genetic or environmental factors, and have suggested candidate therapeutics. Understanding of the cellular mechanisms of VMB formation and progression in humans has lagged behind that in animal models. New knowledge of lesion biology will spur new translational work. Several well-established clinical and genetic database efforts are already in place, and further progress will be facilitated by collaborative expansion and standardization of these. PMID:19834013

  12. Surgical management of pediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformations

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    David Rubin; Alejandro Santillan; Jeffrey P. Greenfield; Mark Souweidane; Howard A. Riina

    2010-01-01

    Background  Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage in children. Different options exist\\u000a for their successful management consisting of surgery, endovascular embolization, stereotactic radiosurgery, or a combination\\u000a of these treatments.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Discussion  In this paper, we discuss the different treatment modalities in the treatment of pediatric cerebral AVMs emphasizing the role\\u000a of surgery and endovascular embolization as a preoperative

  13. Management of unbled brain arteriovenous malformation study.

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    Mohr, J P; Yaghi, Shadi

    2015-05-01

    In a recent trial limited to arteriovenous malformations discovered not to have bled, medical management was superior to medical management plus intervention. The trial was halted after 226 randomizations and a mean follow-up of 3.3 years owing to a disparity favoring the medical arm. Eligible patients were selected as suitable for lesion eradication. The initial sample size of 800 and follow-up plans for a mean of 7 years were lowered and shortened, respectively, by the outcome data. An application for extended follow-up was given poor priority scores owing to estimations that the disparities in outcomes would not change significantly. PMID:25907910

  14. Pediatric aneurysms and vein of Galen malformations

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    Rao, V. R. K.; Mathuriya, S. N.

    2011-01-01

    Pediatric aneurysms are different from adult aneurysms – they are more rare, are giant and in the posterior circulation more frequently than in adults and may be associated with congenital disorders. Infectious and traumatic aneursyms are also seen more frequently. Vein of Galen malformations are even rarer entities. They may be of choroidal or mural type. Based on the degree of AV shunting they may present with failure to thrive, with hydrocephalus or in severe cases with heart failure. The only possible treatment is by endovascular techniques – both transarterial and transvenous routes are employed. Rarely transtorcular approach is needed. These cases should be managed by an experienced neurointerventionist. PMID:22069420

  15. Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase deficiency: rare congenital disorder leading to skeletal malformations and steroidogenic defects.

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    Fukami, Maki; Ogata, Tsutomu

    2014-12-01

    Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) deficiency (PORD) is a newly characterized disorder. PORD is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in POR encoding an electron donor for several microsomal enzymes such as CYP21A2, CYP17A1, CYP19A1, CYP51A1, and CYP26A1-C1. Molecular defects of PORD include a Japanese founder mutation p.R457H, as well as various missense, nonsense, frameshift, and splice-site mutations and exonic deletions. PORD leads to unique skeletal malformations referred to as Antley-Bixler syndrome, in addition to 46,XX and 46,XY disorders of sex development, pubertal failure, adrenal dysfunction, and maternal virilization during pregnancy. Such clinical features are ascribable to impaired activities of the POR-dependent microsomal enzymes. PORD represents one form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, although it can occur as a congenital malformation syndrome and a disorder of sex development. Phenotypic severity of PORD is highly variable and only partly depends on the residual activity of the mutant proteins. It is possible that PORD remains undiagnosed in several patients. Detailed hormonal assessment and molecular analysis are useful for diagnosis of PORD. PMID:25294558

  16. The short arm deletion syndrome of chromosome 4 (4p- syndrome).

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    Zellweger, H; Bardach, J; Bordwell, J; Williams, K

    1975-01-01

    Partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4 (4p-) represents another (rare) cause of cleft lip and cleft palate. Further characteristic manifestations of the syndrome (also called Wolf or Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome) are growth failure, microcephaly, prominent glabella, hypertelorism, beaked nose, poorly differentiated and low set ears, cardiac and renal malformation and hypospadias. Life expectancy is often shortened. The 4p- syndrome has many features in common with another deletion syndrome, the cri-du-chat syndrome, and also with the Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. The latter is a hereditary condition with normal karyotype. The cri-du-chat syndrome is characterized by a peculiar high-pitched, mewing cry and can be differentiated from the Wolf syndrome by the different staining characteristics (banding) of chromosomes 4 and 5. PMID:1119985

  17. Longterm followup in 12 children with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations: confirmation of hereditary

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    Institut des Sciences Cognitives, CNRS

    Longterm followup in 12 children with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations: confirmation@yahoo.fr OBJECTIVE: To assess whether pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is associated with hereditary

  18. History, anatomic forms, and pathogenesis of Chiari I malformations

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    Edgardo Schijman; C. Durand

    2004-01-01

    IntroductionChiari I malformations constitute a group of entities of congenital or acquired etiology that have in common descent of the cerebellar tonsils into the cervical spinal canal. In recent years, since the advent of magnetic resonance imaging, an increasing number of asymptomatic, doubtfully symptomatic, and minimally symptomatic patients with Chiari I malformations have been diagnosed. This has resulted in controversy

  19. COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH INNER EAR MALFORMATIONS

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    M. H. Khalessi; M. Motesaddi Zarandi; P. Borghei; S. Abdi

    Performing cochlear implantation in patients with inner ear malformation has always been a matter of dispute. This study was designed to analyze the operative findings, complications, and post- operative performance of patients with inner ear anomalies who underwent cochlear implantation. Six patients with inner ear malformations underwent implantation in our academic tertiary referral center from 1997 to 2002. The average

  20. Metabolic characteristics of cortical malformations causing epilepsy

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    Mueller, Susanne G.; Barakos, Jerome A.; Cashdollar, Nathan; Flenniken, Derek L.; Vermathen, Peter; Matson, Gerald B.; Weiner, Michael W.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose Cortical malformations (CMs) are increasingly recognized as the epileptogenic substrate in patients with medically refractory neocortical epilepsy (NE). The aim of this study was to test the hypotheses that: 1. CMs are metabolically heterogeneous. 2. The structurally normal appearing perilesional zone is characterized by similar metabolic abnormalities as the CM. Methods Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) in combination with tissue segmentation was performed on eight patients with NE and CMs and 19 age-matched controls. In controls, NAA, Cr, Cho, NAA/Cr and NAA/Cho of all voxels of a given lobe were expressed as a function of white matter content and thresholds for pathological values determined by calculating the 95% prediction intervals. These thresholds were used to identify metabolically abnormal voxels within the CM and in the perilesional zone. Results 30% of all voxels in the CMs were abnormal, most frequently because of decreases of NAA or increases of Cho. Abnormal voxels tended to form metabolically heterogeneous clusters interspersed in metabolically normal regions. Furthermore, 15% of all voxels in the perilesional zone were abnormal, the most frequent being decreases of NAA and Cr. Conclusion In CMs metabolically normal regions are interspersed with metabolically heterogeneous abnormal regions. Metabolic abnormalities in the perilesional zone share several characteristics of CMs and might therefore represent areas with microscopic malformations and/or intrinsic epileptogenicity. PMID:15868069

  1. Caudal duplication syndrome.

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    Ramzan, Muhammad; Ahmed, Shoaib; Ali, Salman

    2014-01-01

    Complete duplication of genitourinary system, colon and vertebral column is a very rare and complex congenital condition termed as "caudal duplication syndrome" with variable presentations. This term is often quoted as a type of incomplete separation of mono-ovular twins or conjoined twinning. It is associated with other congenital malformations of the genitourinary, gastrointestinal and other organ systems. The hereby reported case, a 3-month-old male infant had presented with the classical form of the disease i.e., duplication of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary system and vertebral column with anterior abdominal wall hernia and a large lipomeningocele. PMID:24411548

  2. Complex consanguinity associated with short rib-polydactyly syndrome III and congenital infection-like syndrome: a diagnostic problem in dysmorphic syndromes

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    Al-Gazali, L; Sztriha, L; Dawodu, A; Varady, E; Bakir, M; Khdir, A; Johansen, J

    1999-01-01

    Short rib-polydactyly syndromes (SRPS) are a heterogeneous group of recessively inherited lethal skeletal dysplasias. Four types have been recognised. However, overlap in the clinical and radiological features of the four types has led to difficulties in distinguishing between them.?  The congenital infection-like syndrome is an autosomal recessive syndrome characterised by mental retardation, microcephaly, seizures, and intracranial calcifications.?  We report a complex consanguineous family of Baluchi origin in whom short rib-polydactyly type III and congenital infection-like syndrome are segregating. Four children inherited SRPS III, one inherited congenital infection-like syndrome, and one inherited both. Although the radiological features in all the children with SRPS in this report were typical of type III, there was overlap in the clinical features with the other types of SRP syndromes. Furthermore, the child who inherited both SRPS III and congenital infection-like syndrome had CNS malformations in addition to periventricular calcification. CNS malformations have been described in SRPS types II and IV but not type III.?  This report further highlights the overlap between the different types of SRP syndrome. Moreover, it draws attention to the importance of considering the possibility of two recessive syndromes in the same child in complex consanguineous families when features overlap two syndromes.???Keywords: complex consanguinity; short rib-polydactyly syndrome III; congenital infection-like syndrome PMID:10874634

  3. Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis presenting with sturge-weber syndrome and klippel-trenaunay syndrome.

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    Sen, Sumit; Bala, Sanchaita; Halder, Chinmay; Ahar, Rahul; Gangopadhyay, Anusree

    2015-01-01

    Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis (PPV) is a rare cutaneous disorder characterized by combination of capillary malformation and other pigmented naevi. Four types and two subtypes have been described where subtype 'a' present only with cutaneous form and subtype 'b' also with systemic association like in Sturge-Weber syndrome or Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Hereby, we report a case where our patient presented with port-wine stain, Nevus of Ota, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome; which has made it a rare combination. PMID:25657402

  4. Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis Presenting with Sturge-Weber Syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

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    Sen, Sumit; Bala, Sanchaita; Halder, Chinmay; Ahar, Rahul; Gangopadhyay, Anusree

    2015-01-01

    Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis (PPV) is a rare cutaneous disorder characterized by combination of capillary malformation and other pigmented naevi. Four types and two subtypes have been described where subtype ‘a’ present only with cutaneous form and subtype ‘b’ also with systemic association like in Sturge-Weber syndrome or Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Hereby, we report a case where our patient presented with port-wine stain, Nevus of Ota, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome; which has made it a rare combination. PMID:25657402

  5. Mid-hindbrain malformations due to drugs taken during pregnancy.

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    Merlini, Laura; Fluss, Joël; Dhouib, Amira; Vargas, Maria I; Becker, Minerva

    2014-04-01

    Although genetic defects are the leading cause of central nervous system malformations including in the posterior fossa, specific malformative patterns should alert the clinician to consider rather a teratogenic etiology. We discuss the imaging features of 2 mid-hindbrain malformations consecutive to the intake of isotretinoin (Roaccuatane®; case 1) and misoprostol (Cytotec®; case 2) during pregnancy and review the pertinent literature. We correlate the morphological appearance of the mid-hindbrain malformation, as seen on high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging to possible drug-induced pathogenetical mechanisms. The recognition of characteristic imaging patterns enables diagnosis of and/or confirmation of suspected drug-induced hindbrain malformations. This has important medicolegal implications and also clinical significance to avoid unsuccessful and misleading genetic testing. PMID:23390117

  6. Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome

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    Carr, Michele M.; Jamieson, Christopher G.; Lal, Geeta

    1996-01-01

    Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome, an uncommon condition, is manifested by gastrointestinal and skin hemangiomas and gastrointestinal hemorrhage causing anemia. The authors report a unique case of the syndrome in association with a congenital cardiac malformation. A 26-year-old woman presented with iron-deficiency anemia after the birth of her first child. She had a history of skin and gastrointestinal hemangiomas and tetralogy of Fallot. Endoscopy revealed multiple new intestinal hemangiomas, which were removed through enterotomies with resolution of the anemia. Iron therapy was prescribed, and her condition was stable at follow-up 5 years later. PMID:8599795

  7. Cornelia de Lange syndrome.

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    Boyle, M I; Jespersgaard, C; Brøndum-Nielsen, K; Bisgaard, A-M; Tümer, Z

    2015-07-01

    Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS; MIM #122470, 300590, 610759, 614701, 300882) is a rare and clinically variable disorder that affects multiple organs. It is characterized by intellectual disability (mild to severe), distinctive facial features, prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, and hirsutism. Congenital anomalies include malformations of the upper limbs, gastrointestinal malformation/rotation, pyloric stenosis, diaphragmatic hernia, heart defects and genitourinary malformations. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is present in almost all patients. In addition to classic forms, milder phenotypes have been reported. To date five genes [NIPBL (Nipped-B-like protein), SMC1A (structural maintenance of chromosomes 1A), SMC3 (structural maintenance of chromosomes 3), RAD21 (human homolog of Schizosaccharomyces pombe radiation sensitive mutant 21) and HDAC8 (histone deacetylase 8)] have been associated with CdLS and mutations of these genes comprise the underlying defect in 70% of the patients. Here, we will provide a brief review of the clinical features of CdLS, summarize the known underlying genetic defects, prenatal and postnatal diagnosis possibilities, and genetic counseling. PMID:25209348

  8. A case of prune belly syndrome.

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    Xu, Wei; Wu, Hui; Wang, Dong-Xuan; Mu, Zhi-Hong

    2015-06-01

    Prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by deficient abdominal wall muscles, urinary tract malformation, and, in males, cryptorchidism. We present a case of PBS in China. The patient was a newborn baby boy who had wrinkled, "prune-like" abdominal skin, bilateral cryptorchidism, and urinary system malformation, complicated with hypoplasia of the lung and branch of the coronary artery-right ventricular fistula. His kidney function was inadequate. The patient subsequently died at age 28 days due to septicemia from a severe urinary tract infection. PMID:23639747

  9. A Case of Cerebello-oculo-renal Syndrome with Situs Inversus Totalis: A New Phenotype

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    Secil Aydinoz; Atilla Ersen; Ferhan Karademir; Selami Suleymanoglu; Halit Ozkaya; Ismail Gocmen

    2007-01-01

    Cerebello-oculo-renal syndromes are rare, autosomal recessive syndromes with uncertain nosology. Cerebello-oculo-renal syndromes involve many congenital malformations and may be associated with other disorders. The authors present a case of cerebello-oculo-renal syndrome with situs inversus totalis from a consanguineous family. The patient had cerebellar vermis hypoplasia, ocular abnormalities (Leber congenital amaurosis with retinal dystrophy, abnormal eye movements), developmental delay, growth deficiency,

  10. Clinical nosologic and genetic aspects of Joubert and related syndromes.

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    Chance, P F; Cavalier, L; Satran, D; Pellegrino, J E; Koenig, M; Dobyns, W B

    1999-10-01

    Joubert syndrome is an autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by cerebellar hypoplasia, hypotonia, developmental delay, abnormal respiratory patterns, and abnormal eye movements. The biochemical and genetic basis of Joubert syndrome is unknown and a specific chromosomal locus for this disorder has not been identified. Review of this disorder and related syndromes suggests that (1) hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis in Joubert syndrome is frequently associated with a complex brain stem malformation represented as the "molar tooth sign" on magnetic resonance imaging, (2) the "molar tooth sign" could be present in association with the Dandy-Walker malformation and occipital encephalocele, (3) cerebellar hypoplasia is present in conditions related to Joubert syndrome such as Arima syndrome; Senior-Loken syndrome; cerebellar vermian hypoplasia, oligophrenia, congenital ataxia, coloboma, and hepatic fibrosis syndrome; and juvenile nephronophthisis due to NPH1 mutations, and (4) the brainstem-vermis malformation spectrum is probably caused by at least two and probably several genetic loci. We have ascertained previously a cohort of 50 patients with a putative diagnosis of Joubert syndrome in order to evaluate the presence of associated malformations, and to initiate studies leading to the identification of genes causing Joubert and related syndromes. Among the associated malformations found in patients ascertained as having Joubert syndrome, 8% of patients had polydactyly, 4% had ocular colobomas, 2% had renal cysts, and 2% had soft-tissue tumors of the tongue. The WNT1 gene has been tested as a candidate gene for Joubert syndrome based on its expression in the developing cerebellum and an associated mutation in the swaying mouse. A search for mutations in WNT1 in a series of patients with Joubert syndrome did not detect mutations at this locus. This analysis suggested that mutations in WNT1 might not have a significant role in Joubert syndrome, and other functional candidate genes related to development of the cerebellum need to be examined. A genome-wide linkage analysis carried out in 10 Joubert syndrome pedigrees did not identify a specific chromosomal locus for this disorder. This observation, along with those from clinical studies, provides further evidence that Joubert and related syndromes are genetically heterogeneous. PMID:10511339

  11. Two patients with proatlas segmentation malformation.

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    Xu, Shangchen; Pang, Qi; Zhang, Kaining; Zhang, Hu

    2010-05-01

    A 58-year-old female and an 18-year-old male patient had progressive spastic quadriparesis of 10 years and 6 months duration, respectively. Proatlas segmentation malformation (PSM) was confirmed using three-dimensional (3D) reconstructive CT scans and MRI. Surgical procedures in one patient involved anterior decompression via a transoropharyngeal approach, cranial traction, and posterior occipital-cervical fixation and fusion. His postoperative neurological status had improved remarkably, with imaging showing good realignment of the occipito-atlanto-axial complex with comfortable decompression of the cervico-medulla junction and relief of syringomyelia. MRI and 3D-CT scans are the definitive diagnostic tools for PSM, and appropriate aggressive surgical intervention should be undertaken. PMID:20188566

  12. Computational analyses of arteriovenous malformations in neuroimaging.

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    Di Ieva, Antonio; Boukadoum, Mounir; Lahmiri, Salim; Cusimano, Michael D

    2015-05-01

    Computational models have been investigated for the analysis of the physiopathology and morphology of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in recent years. Special emphasis has been given to image fusion in multimodal imaging and 3-dimensional rendering of the AVM, with the aim to improve the visualization of the lesion (for diagnostic purposes) and the selection of the nidus (for therapeutic aims, like the selection of the region of interest for the gamma knife radiosurgery plan). Searching for new diagnostic and prognostic neuroimaging biomarkers, fractal-based computational models have been proposed for describing and quantifying the angioarchitecture of the nidus. Computational modeling in the AVM field offers promising tools of analysis and requires a strict collaboration among neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, clinicians, computer scientists, and engineers. We present here some updated state-of-the-art exemplary cases in the field, focusing on recent neuroimaging computational modeling with clinical relevance, which might offer useful clinical tools for the management of AVMs in the future. PMID:25521662

  13. Multimodal device for assessment of skin malformations

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    Bekina, A.; Garancis, V.; Rubins, U.; Spigulis, J.; Valeine, L.; Berzina, A.

    2013-11-01

    A variety of multi-spectral imaging devices is commercially available and used for skin diagnostics and monitoring; however, an alternative cost-efficient device can provide an advanced spectral analysis of skin. A compact multimodal device for diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions was developed and tested. A polarized LED light source illuminates the skin surface at four different wavelengths - blue (450 nm), green (545 nm), red (660 nm) and infrared (940 nm). Spectra of reflected light from the 25 mm wide skin spot are imaged by a CMOS sensor. Four spectral images are obtained for mapping of the main skin chromophores. The specific chromophore distribution differences between different skin malformations were analyzed and information of subcutaneous structures was consecutively extracted.

  14. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and their mimics.

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    Gill, S S; Roddie, M E; Shovlin, C L; Jackson, J E

    2015-01-01

    Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are abnormal communications between the pulmonary arteries and veins, which result in a right-to-left (R-L) shunt with resultant hypoxemia, the severity of which will depend upon the size and number of lesions. Most PAVMs occur in individuals with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and are a cause of serious morbidity and mortality largely related to cerebrovascular complications secondary to paradoxical embolization. The importance of their recognition and treatment by embolization, even in the absence of symptoms, is well known. Their appearances on chest radiographs are often, but not always, characteristic and the CT appearances are diagnostic; however, there are a number of both vascular and non-vascular diseases that can cause confusion. This review serves to highlight these PAVM "mimics". PMID:25443645

  15. Kousseff syndrome: A fifth case?

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    Laux, R.A. [Foundation for Blood Research, Portland, ME (United States); Hamilton, W.; Pinette, M. [Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME (United States)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    Kousseff originally described three siblings with an open sacral myelomeningocele, conotruncal cardiac malformations, low-set, posteriorly rotated ears, retrognathia, a short neck with a low posterior hairline, and renal agenesis as a new autosomal recessive condition. Open neural tube lesions and complex conotruncal cardiac defects are relatively common malformations, both as isolated defects and individually as components of syndromes, but they have been found together only rarely, as part of chromosomal syndromes or following maternal exposures. Toriello et al. reported a fourth case and suggested the eponym Kousseff syndrome for myelomeningcocele, conotruncal defects and minor facial abnormalies. We report a fifth probable case. This male infant was born by spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks gestation to a 23-year-old G{sub 2}P{sub 1001} mother. Pregnancy was complicated by an elevated alpha-fetoprotein at 16 weeks gestation, followed by an ultrasound diagnosis of an open disease. After birth, physical examination also revealed dysmorphic facies, with a bulbous nose and low-set, posteriorly rotated ears, bilateral 5th finger clinodactyly and hypotonia. Echocardiogram demonstrated complex conotruncal malformations. The patient underwent closure of the myelomeningocele but died at one month of age. Chromosomal analysis was normal (46,XY). Because conotruncal heart defects have been associated with deletions on chromosome 22, FISH analysis using a probe for the DiGeorge syndrome on the long arm of chromosome 22 was performed. It indicated no detectable deletion within this critical region on 22q11. Nonetheless there remains the possibility of a gene (or genes) located on 22q that could produce findings of this rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome when disrupted. Therefore, further investigation on this chromosome is warranted.

  16. [Surgical treatment of vascular malformations in children and adolescents].

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    Haxhija, E Q; Spendel, S; Höllwarth, M E

    2009-04-01

    Vascular malformations are inborn errors of vasculogenesis in localised regions of the body. They are present at birth and grow proportionally with the child without ever showing any tendency to regress. This fact distinguishes them clearly from haemangiomas, which represent vascular tumours with high proliferation during the first year of life followed by a slow involution thereafter. The strategy for the treatment of vascular malformations differs substantially from the one for haemangiomas. According to the type of vascular malformation, the treatment may consist in laser therapy, sclerotherapy, selective embolisation, and/or surgical resection. Whereas systemic medication may save the life of children with life-threatening haemangiomas, such treatment would have no significant effect in children with vascular malformations. The aim of the surgical treatment is to perform a complete resection of the malformation in order to prevent its recurrence. However, since vascular malformations often have an infiltrative growth, frequently only subtotal resections can be performed to avoid unacceptable functional or cosmetic disfigurement of the body. Generally, an optimal management of children with vascular malformations includes a multidisciplinary approach with critical consideration of all potential treatment procedures. PMID:19085820

  17. Localization and treatment of lingual venous and arteriovenous malformations.

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    Wiegand, Susanne; Tiburtius, Janna; Zimmermann, Annette P; Güldner, Christian; Eivazi, Behfar; Werner, Jochen A

    2014-02-01

    Venous and arteriovenous malformations of the tongue can cause haemorrhage, airway obstruction, difficulties in chewing and swallowing, speech problems as well as orthodontic abnormalities. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate their exact topography, clinical features, morphologic aspects and management. A retrospective review on all patients with venous and arteriovenous malformations of the tongue who presented between 1998 and 2010 was performed. Medical records were analysed with respect to age and sex distribution, exact localization, symptoms and clinical presentation, management and treatment outcome. Forty-four patients with tongue malformations were analysed. The malformations affected all areas of the tongue as well as the base of the tongue without predilection areas. Nd:YAG laser and CO2 laser therapy provided good results primarily in localized malformations, while in advanced malformations the management was multi-modal since a complete surgical excision was often impossible. The hypothesis that vascular malformations of the tongue occur more frequently along the course of the feeding vessels cannot be confirmed. The therapeutic approach is determined by the exact topography, haemodynamic properties, morphologic aspects and related clinical symptoms as well as patient-specific features. PMID:24558029

  18. Maternal Hypothyroidism in Early Pregnancy and Infant Structural Congenital Malformations

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    Norstedt Wikner, Birgitta

    2014-01-01

    Background. The question is debated on whether maternal hypothyroidism or use of thyroxin in early pregnancy affects the risk for infant congenital malformations. Objectives. To expand the previously published study on maternal thyroxin use in early pregnancy and the risk for congenital malformations. Methods. Data from the Swedish Medical Birth Register were used for the years 1996–2011 and infant malformations were identified from national health registers. Women with preexisting diabetes or reporting the use of thyreostatics, anticonvulsants, or antihypertensives were excluded from analysis. Risk estimates were made as odds ratios (ORs) or risk ratios (RRs) after adjustment for year of delivery, maternal age, parity, smoking, and body mass index. Results. Among 23?259 infants whose mothers in early pregnancy used thyroxin, 730 had a major malformation; among all 1?567?736 infants, 48012 had such malformations. The adjusted OR was 1.06 (95% CI 0.98–1.14). For anal atresia the RR was 1.85 (95% CI 1.00–1.85) and for choanal atresia 3.14 (95% CI 1.26–6.47). The risk of some other malformations was also increased but statistical significance was not reached. Conclusions. Treated maternal hypothyroidism may be a weak risk factor for infant congenital malformations but an association with a few rare conditions is possible. PMID:24744955

  19. Fryns syndrome phenotype and trisomy 22

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    Ladonne, J.M.; Gaillard, D.; Carre-Pigeon, F.; Gabriel, R. [INSERM, Reims (France)] [INSERM, Reims (France)

    1996-01-02

    Trisomy 22 was detected in a 32-week-old fetus born to an overweight mother with hypertension. Severe intrauterine growth retardation was associated with phenotypic manifestations of Fryns Syndrome: Diaphragmatic hernia, facial defects, and nail hypoplasia with short distal fifth phalanges. This is the second report of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in trisomy 22. This case demonstrates the importance of karyotyping malformed fetuses or newborns, even if a nonchromosome syndrome seems identifiable on clinical grounds. To date, at least 10 cases of Fryns syndrome have been reported without chromosome analysis. 32 refs., 2 figs.

  20. Mowat-Wilson syndrome

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    Garavelli, Livia; Mainardi, Paola Cerruti

    2007-01-01

    Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome characterized by a distinct facial phenotype (high forehead, frontal bossing, large eyebrows, medially flaring and sparse in the middle part, hypertelorism, deep set but large eyes, large and uplifted ear lobes, with a central depression, saddle nose with prominent rounded nasal tip, prominent columella, open mouth, with M-shaped upper lip, frequent smiling, and a prominent but narrow and triangular pointed chin), moderate-to-severe intellectual deficiency, epilepsy and variable congenital malformations including Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), genitourinary anomalies (in particular hypospadias in males), congenital heart defects, agenesis of the corpus callosum and eye anomalies. The prevalence of MWS is currently unknown, but 171 patients have been reported so far. It seems probable that MWS is under-diagnosed, particularly in patients without HSCR. MWS is caused by heterozygous mutations or deletions in the Zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 2 gene, ZEB2, previously called ZFHX1B (SIP1). To date, over 100 deletions/mutations have been reported in patients with a typical phenotype; they are frequently whole gene deletions or truncating mutations, suggesting that haploinsufficiency is the main pathological mechanism. Studies of genotype-phenotype analysis show that facial gestalt and delayed psychomotor development are constant clinical features, while the frequent and severe congenital malformations are variable. In a small number of patients, unusual mutations can lead to an atypical phenotype. The facial phenotype is particularly important for the initial clinical diagnosis and provides the hallmark warranting ZEB2 mutational analysis, even in the absence of HSCR. The majority of MWS cases reported so far were sporadic, therefore the recurrence risk is low. Nevertheless, rare cases of sibling recurrence have been observed. Congenital malformations and seizures require precocious clinical investigation with intervention of several specialists (including neonatologists and pediatricians). Psychomotor development is delayed in all patients, therefore rehabilitation (physical therapy, psychomotor and speech therapy) should be started as soon as possible. PMID:17958891

  1. The relationship between hydrocephalus and Chiari type II malformation in the experimental rat fetuses with Arnold-Chiari malformation.

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    Hung, C F

    1986-04-01

    Spina bifida, Chiari type II malformation, cerebral aqueduct stenosis and hydrocephalus are the most frequent association anomalies in the congenital malformation of the central nervous system (Warkany et al., 1958). They are potentially treatable and of clinical importance. But the relationship between hydrocephalus and Chiari type II malformation is still a controversial subject. A single oral dose of 240 mg/kg of ethylenethiourea (ETU) was given to Sprague Dawley (SD) rats on the 11th day of gestation. Fetuses were removed in the 20th day of gestation by cesarean sections; high incidence of spinal dysraphism associated with hindbrain crowding was found in these fetuses. They are similar to Arnold-Chiari malformation in humans. We used these experimental models to analyze the relationship between hydrocephalus and Chiari type II malformation. From the present investigation, no hydrocephalus or cerebral aqueduct stenosis was found in the experimental rat fetuses with the Arnold-Chiari malformation. So we do not consider the hydrodynamic theory that Chiari type II malformation was induced by increasing intracranial pressure in hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus in the Arnold-Chiari malformation may not be the primary disorder but seems to be caused by plugging the foramen magnum in Chiari type II malformation. So the cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal subarachnoid space can not move upward to the cranial subarachnoid space for absorption to venous return. Cerebral aqueduct stenosis may be secondarily compressed by hydrocephalus and not be the primary development anomaly or acquired occlusion due to gliosis. This is in accord with the theory proposed by Russell and Donald (1935).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:3749365

  2. A new paradigm for West syndrome based on molecular and cell biology

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    Mitsuhiro Kato

    2006-01-01

    Symptomatic West syndrome has heterogeneous backgrounds. Recently, two novel genes, ARX and CDKL5, have been found to be responsible for cryptogenic West syndrome or infantile spasms. Both are located in the human chromosome Xp22 region and are mainly expressed and play roles in fetal brain. Moreover, several genes responsible for brain malformations including lissencephaly, which is frequently associated with West

  3. Mechanisms of cerebellar tonsil herniation in patients with Chiari malformations as guide to clinical management

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    Nishikawa, Misao; Kula, Roger W.; Dlugacz, Yosef D.

    2010-01-01

    Background The pathogenesis of Chiari malformations is incompletely understood. We tested the hypothesis that different etiologies have different mechanisms of cerebellar tonsil herniation (CTH), as revealed by posterior cranial fossa (PCF) morphology. Methods In 741 patients with Chiari malformation type I (CM-I) and 11 patients with Chiari malformation type II (CM-II), the size of the occipital enchondrium and volume of the PCF (PCFV) were measured on reconstructed 2D-CT and MR images of the skull. Measurements were compared with those in 80 age- and sex-matched healthy control individuals, and the results were correlated with clinical findings. Results Significant reductions of PCF size and volume were present in 388 patients with classical CM-I, 11 patients with CM-II, and five patients with CM-I and craniosynostosis. Occipital bone size and PCFV were normal in 225 patients with CM-I and occipitoatlantoaxial joint instability, 55 patients with CM-I and tethered cord syndrome (TCS), 30 patients with CM-I and intracranial mass lesions, and 28 patients with CM-I and lumboperitoneal shunts. Ten patients had miscellaneous etiologies. The size and area of the foramen magnum were significantly smaller in patients with classical CM-I and CM-I occurring with craniosynostosis and significantly larger in patients with CM-II and CM-I occurring with TCS. Conclusions Important clues concerning the pathogenesis of CTH were provided by morphometric measurements of the PCF. When these assessments were correlated with etiological factors, the following causal mechanisms were suggested: (1) cranial constriction; (2) cranial settling; (3) spinal cord tethering; (4) intracranial hypertension; and (5) intraspinal hypotension. PMID:20440631

  4. Role of HOXA7 to HOXA13 and PBX1 genes in various forms of MRKH syndrome (congenital absence of uterus and vagina)

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    Agnès Burel; Thomas Mouchel; Sylvie Odent; Filiz Tiker; Bertrand Knebelmann; Isabelle Pellerin; Daniel Guerrier

    2006-01-01

    The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome refers to the congenital absence or severe hypoplasia of the female genital tract, often described as uterovaginal aplasia which is the prime feature of the syndrome. It is the second cause of primary amenorrhea after gonadal dysgenesis and occurs in ~1 in 4500 women. Aetiology of this syndrome remains poorly understood. Frequent association of other malformations

  5. Pulmonary vascular malformation complicating cryptococcal pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient

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    Liu, Fang; Chen, Hanzhang; Zhu, Hailong; Li, Shuai; Gu, Pan; Fang, Xia; Wu, Yunjin; Zhang, Suxia; Zhang, Lanjing; Yi, Xianghua

    2014-01-01

    An immunocompetent 50-year-old male presented with slight cough and occasional lung congestion. The radiologic findings included diffuse, bilateral reticular and one nodular opacity at the upper lobe of right lung without clear margin. A wedge resection of the lesion showed disordered distribution of the medium-sized vessels and arterioles, several arterioles densely gathered including a few occlusive arterioles, or medium veins dilated with irregular and elongated cavity, indicating the existence of vascular malformation. Interestingly, near to the malformed vessels, a large area of necrosis with granulomatous inflammation was found. Of note, numerous intracytoplasmic organisms with a nucleus, a wall and a thick capsule, were free in the alveoli or located within the macrophages and polykaryocytes, suggesting cryptococci infection. This is to our best knowledge the first case showing concurrent vascular malformation and local pulmonary cryptococcosis, and vascular malformation was likely an important pathological predisposing factor for local pulmonary cryptococcosis infection. PMID:24696743

  6. MALLEABLE INSPECTION STATION WHERE WORKERS ELIMINATE MALFORMED CASTINGS AND SEPARATED ...

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    MALLEABLE INSPECTION STATION WHERE WORKERS ELIMINATE MALFORMED CASTINGS AND SEPARATED GOOD CASTINGS PRIOR TO ANNEALING. - Stockham Pipe & Fittings Company, Malleable Annealing Building, 4000 Tenth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  7. Allelic and locus heterogeneity in inherited venous malformations

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    Jennifer T. Calvert; J. Riney; Christopher D. Kontos; Eugene H. Cha; V ictor G. Prieto; Christopher R. Shea; Jonathan N. Berg; Norman C. Nevin; Sheila A. Simpson; Krystyna A. Pasyk; Marcy C. Speer; Kevin G. Peters; Douglas A. Marchuk

    1999-01-01

    Venous malformations are low-flow vascular lesions consisting of disorganized thin-walled vascular channels. These can occur sporadically but also as an autosomal dominant condition termed venous malformations, cutaneous and mucosal (VMCM; OMIM 600195). In two large unrelated kindreds map- ping to chromosome 9, the identical R849W mis- sense mutation was identified in the first kinase domain of Tie2, an endothelial cell-specific

  8. Split cord malformation type I distal to segmental myelomeningocele.

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    Addas, Bassam M

    2014-12-01

    The coexistence of myelomeningocele (MMC) and split cord malformation (SCM) is a well-known phenomenon. The SCM is usually above or at the level of the MMC. Split cord malformation distal to the MMC is considered to be the rarest form of such a combination. We report a case of SCM (type I) distal to the MMC diagnosed pre-operatively. Repair of the MMC and the SCM were carried out in the same setting. PMID:25551117

  9. Occupational exposure to glycol ethers and human congenital malformations

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    George Maldonado; Elizabeth Delzell; Rochelle W. Tyl; Lowell E. Sever

    2003-01-01

    ObjectivesThis commentary reviews toxicological information and critically evaluates epidemiological information on the relationship between glycol ethers and congenital malformations.MethodsThe authors identified and assessed toxicological and epidemiological research on glycol ethers used in occupational settings and congenital malformations. Sensitivity analyses evaluated the possible role of methodological problems in explaining the findings of the epidemiological studies.ResultsExposure to certain glycol ethers, including ethylene

  10. Metabolic Syndrome

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    ... applies to a condition known as metabolic syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome Is an Early Warning Sign Metabolic syndrome isn' ... 2 diabetes down the road. What Exactly Is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a collection of problems that ...

  11. Beals Syndrome

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    ... Boards & Staff Annual Report & Financials Contact Us Donate Marfan & Related Disorders What is Marfan Syndrome? What are ... the syndrome. How does Beals syndrome compare with Marfan syndrome? People with Beals syndrome have many of ...

  12. Ambient air pollution and cardiovascular malformations in Atlanta, Georgia, 1986-2003.

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    Strickland, Matthew J; Klein, Mitchel; Correa, Adolfo; Reller, Mark D; Mahle, William T; Riehle-Colarusso, Tiffany J; Botto, Lorenzo D; Flanders, W Dana; Mulholland, James A; Siffel, Csaba; Marcus, Michele; Tolbert, Paige E

    2009-04-15

    Associations between ambient air pollution levels during weeks 3-7 of pregnancy and risks of cardiovascular malformations were investigated among the cohort of pregnancies reaching at least 20 weeks' gestation that were conceived during January 1, 1986-March 12, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia. Surveillance records obtained from the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program, which conducts active, population-based surveillance on this cohort, were reviewed to classify cardiovascular malformations. Ambient 8-hour maximum ozone and 24-hour average carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter with an average aerodynamic diameter of <10 microm (PM(10)), and sulfur dioxide measurements were obtained from centrally located stationary monitors. Temporal associations between these pollutants and daily risks of secundum atrial septal defect, aortic coarctation, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, patent ductus arteriosus, valvar pulmonary stenosis, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, muscular ventricular septal defect, perimembranous ventricular septal defect, conotruncal defects, left ventricular outflow tract defect, and right ventricular outflow defect were modeled by using Poisson generalized linear models. A statistically significant association was observed between PM(10) and patent ductus arteriosus (for an interquartile range increase in PM(10) levels, risk ratio = 1.60, 95% confidence interval: 1.11, 2.31). Of the 60 associations examined in the primary analysis, no other significant associations were observed. PMID:19258486

  13. Rarities in neurology: blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome.

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    Wynford-Thomas, Ray; Johnston, Ann; Halpin, Shawn; Hamandi, Khalid

    2014-10-01

    A 62-year-old woman presented with stabbing pain over her left temple radiating to her left cheek when bending forwards or coughing. Neurological examination was normal. There were many cutaneous venous prominences over her body. CT and MR brain scans showed multiple venous anomalies and venous occlusive disease of the left sylvian fissure and superior sagittal sinus. We excluded arteriovenous malformation and dural fistulae with cerebral angiography. Following a clinical genetics assessment, we diagnosed blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome (BRBNS) and gave amitriptyline for her pain. There are only 200 cases of BRBNS in the literature, and central nervous system involvement is rarer still. The syndrome involves multiple cutaneous and visceral venous malformations. Most appear to be sporadic though a few have autosomal dominant inheritance. Although rare, BRBNS represents an important differential diagnosis for patients presenting with multiple and/or multisystem vascular malformations. PMID:24614007

  14. Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Associated with Moyamoya Disease

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    Noh, Jung-Hoon; Yeon, Je Young; Park, Jae-Han

    2014-01-01

    The coexistence of moyamoya disease (MMD) with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is exceedingly rare. We report two cases of AVM associated with MMD. The first case was an incidental AVM diagnosed simultaneously with MMD. This AVM was managed expectantly after encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis (EDAS) as the main feeders stemmed from the internal carotid artery, which we believed would be obliterated with the progression of MMD. However, the AVM persisted with replacement of the internal carotid artery feeders by new external carotid artery feeders from the EDAS site. The AVM was eventually treated with gamma knife radiosurgery considering an increasing steal effect. The second case was a de novo AVM case. The patient was initially diagnosed with MMD, and acquired an AVM eight years later that was slowly fed by the reconstituted anterior cerebral artery. Because the patient remained asymptomatic, the AVM is currently being closely followed for more than 2 years without further surgical intervention. Possible differences in the pathogenesis and the radiologic presentation of these AVMs are discussed with a literature review. No solid consensus exists on the optimal treatment of MMD-associated AVMs. Gamma knife radiosurgery appears to be an effective treatment option for an incidental AVM. However, a de novo AVM may be managed expectantly considering the possible risks of damaging established collaterals, low flow characteristics, and probably low risks of rupture. PMID:25371789

  15. Surgical treatment of cerebral cavernous malformations.

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    Davies, J M; Kim, H; Lawton, M T

    2015-09-01

    Cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) are clusters of abnormally-formed, thin-walled blood vessels that tend to hemorrhage, resulting in focal neurological deficits, seizures, and even death, depending on the location of the lesion and extent of bleeding. Management of cerebral CMs can be reduced to the decision to observe or to surgically resect. The objective of the paper was to review options for surgical management of cerebral CMs. A university-based CM practice was examined for: 1) anatomical distribution of operatively managed CMs; and 2) surgical approaches to eloquent CMs. Although cerebral CMs can occur throughout the brain and can lead to significant neurological morbidity, even in highly eloquent locations, such as the brainstem, thalamus, and basal ganglia, experience demonstrates that the majority of CMs can be safely resected and that patients tend to experience long-term improvement in neurological function. The keys to good patient outcomes lie in appropriate patient selection and in thoughtful choice of a surgical approach that minimizes transgression of normal structures. PMID:25881653

  16. Mutations in 3 genes (MKS3, CC2D2A and RPGRIP1L) cause COACH syndrome (Joubert syndrome with congenital hepatic fibrosis)

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    D. Doherty; M. A. Parisi; L. S. Finn; M. Gunay-Aygun; M. Al-Mateen; D. Bates; C. Clericuzio; H. Demir; M. Dorschner; A. J. van Essen; W. A. Gahl; M. Gentile; N. T. Gorden; A. Hikida; D. Knutzen; H Özyurek; I. Phelps; P. Rosenthal; A. Verloes; H. Weigand; P. F. Chance; W. B. Dobyns; I. A. Glass

    2009-01-01

    ObjectiveTo identify genetic causes of COACH syndromeBackgroundCOACH syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterised by Cerebellar vermis hypoplasia, Oligophrenia (developmental delay\\/mental retardation), Ataxia, Coloboma, and Hepatic fibrosis. The vermis hypoplasia falls in a spectrum of mid-hindbrain malformation called the molar tooth sign (MTS), making COACH a Joubert syndrome related disorder (JSRD).MethodsIn a cohort of 251 families with JSRD, 26

  17. Van der Woude Syndrome with Short Review of the Literature

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    Deshmukh, Pallavi K.; Deshmukh, Kiran; Mangalgi, Anand; Patil, Subhash; Hugar, Deepa; Kodangal, Saraswathi Fakirappa

    2014-01-01

    Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition with high penetrance and variable expression. Clinical manifestation of this autosomal dominant clefting syndrome includes bilateral midline lower lip pits, cleft lip, and cleft palate along with hypodontia. These congenital lip pits appear as a malformation in the vermilion border of the lip, with or without excretion. Discomfort caused by spontaneous or induced drainage of saliva/mucus when pressure is applied or during a meal as well as poor aesthetic match is one of the main complaints of patients with congenital lip fistula. The pits are treated by surgical resection. Dentists should be aware of the congenital lip pits as in Van der Woude syndrome because they have been reported to be associated with a variety of malformations or other congenital disorders. Here, the authors report a rare case of Van der Woude syndrome with short review of the literature. PMID:25050184

  18. Marfan syndrome: An eyesight of syndrome?

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    Kumar, Ashok; Agarwal, Sarita

    2014-01-01

    Marfan syndrome (MFS), a relatively common autosomal dominant hereditary disorder of connective tissue with prominent manifestations in the skeletal, ocular, and cardiovascular systems, is caused by mutations in the glycoprotein gene fibrillin-1 (FBN1). Aortic root dilation and mitral valve prolapse are the main presentations among the cardiovascular malformations of MFS. The revised Ghent diagnostics nosology of Marfan syndrome is established in accordance with a combination of major and minor clinical manifestations in various organ systems and the family history. The pathogenesis of Marfan syndrome has not been fully elucidated. However, fibrillin-1 gene mutations are believed to exert a dominant negative effect. The treatment includes prophylactic ?-blockers and angiotensin II-receptor blockers in order to slow down the dilation of the ascending aorta and prophylactic aortic surgery. Importantly, ?-blocker therapy may reduce TGF-? activation, which has been recognized as a contributory factor in MFS. The identification of a mutation allows for early diagnosis, prognosis, genetic counseling, preventive management of carriers and reassurance for unaffected relatives. The importance of knowing in advance the location of the putative family mutation is highlighted by its straightforward application to prenatal and postnatal screening. The present article aims to provide an overview of this rare hereditary disorder. PMID:25606393

  19. Marfan syndrome: An eyesight of syndrome.

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    Kumar, Ashok; Agarwal, Sarita

    2014-12-01

    Marfan syndrome (MFS), a relatively common autosomal dominant hereditary disorder of connective tissue with prominent manifestations in the skeletal, ocular, and cardiovascular systems, is caused by mutations in the glycoprotein gene fibrillin-1 (FBN1). Aortic root dilation and mitral valve prolapse are the main presentations among the cardiovascular malformations of MFS. The revised Ghent diagnostics nosology of Marfan syndrome is established in accordance with a combination of major and minor clinical manifestations in various organ systems and the family history. The pathogenesis of Marfan syndrome has not been fully elucidated. However, fibrillin-1 gene mutations are believed to exert a dominant negative effect. The treatment includes prophylactic ?-blockers and angiotensin II-receptor blockers in order to slow down the dilation of the ascending aorta and prophylactic aortic surgery. Importantly, ?-blocker therapy may reduce TGF-? activation, which has been recognized as a contributory factor in MFS. The identification of a mutation allows for early diagnosis, prognosis, genetic counseling, preventive management of carriers and reassurance for unaffected relatives. The importance of knowing in advance the location of the putative family mutation is highlighted by its straightforward application to prenatal and postnatal screening. The present article aims to provide an overview of this rare hereditary disorder. PMID:25606393

  20. Isolated and syndromic brachydactylies: Diagnostic value of hand X-rays.

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    David, A; Vincent, M; Quéré, M-P; Lefrançois, T; Frampas, E; David, A

    2015-05-01

    Brachydactyly, or shortening of the digits, is due to the abnormal development of phalanges, metacarpals and/or metatarsals. This congenital malformation is common, easily detectable clinically but often requires additional radiological exploration. Radiographs are essential to characterize the type of brachydactyly and to show the location of the bone shortening, as well as any associated malformation. This article reviews the radiological findings for isolated brachydactylies (according to the types classified by Bell, and Temtamy and McKusick) and for brachydactylies that are part of complex multisystem malformation syndromes. If warranted by the clinical and radiological examinations, a genetic analysis (molecular and/or cytogenetic) can confirm the etiologic diagnosis. PMID:25758756

  1. Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis type IIb associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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    Al Robaee, Ahmad; Banka, Nusrat; Alfadley, Abdullah

    2004-01-01

    We describe a 23-month-old child with phakomatosis pigmentovascularis type IIb associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome. Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis type IIb is a rare cutaneous malformation characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of nevus flammeus and melanocytic nevi. A brief review of the literature is presented and classification of this rare disease is discussed. PMID:15575847

  2. Case report Hypoplastic left heart syndrome in situs inversus totalis

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    Guido Oppido; Carlo Pace Napoleone; Stefania Martano; Gaetano Gargiulo

    2010-01-01

    A very rare case of a newborn with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and situs inversus totalis is herein reported. Successful surgical treatment of this cardiac malformation was accomplished at our institution and consisted of: modified Norwood stage I procedure, with direct anastomosis of the transected main pulmonary artery to the aortic arch, without any prosthetic material interposition and right ventricle

  3. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome in situs inversus totalis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guido Oppido; Carlo Pace Napoleone; Stefania Martano; Gaetano Gargiulo

    2004-01-01

    A very rare case of a newborn with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and situs inversus totalis is herein reported. Successful surgical treatment of this cardiac malformation was accomplished at our institution and consisted of: modified Norwood stage I procedure, with direct anastomosis of the transected main pulmonary artery to the aortic arch, without any prosthetic material interposition and right ventricle

  4. Congenital fibrosis syndrome associated with central nervous system abnormalities

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    Christina Pieh; Hans Hilmar Goebel; Elizabeth C. Engle; Irene Gottlob

    2003-01-01

    BackgroundCongenital fibrosis of extraocular muscles (CFEOM) is a complex strabismus syndrome that typically occurs in isolation and results from dysfunction of all or part of cranial nerves III (CNIII) and IV (CNIV) and\\/or the muscles that these nerves innervate. Only a few patients with CFEOM and additional central nervous system malformations have been reported. We describe four additional patients with

  5. A Review of Vascular Anomalies: Genetics and Common Syndromes

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    Killion, Elizabeth; Mohan, Kriti; Lee, Edward I.

    2014-01-01

    Vascular tumors and malformations are unique in that affected cells exhibit disrupted angiogenesis. The current treatment options often yield suboptimal results. New insight into the genetics and molecular basis of vascular anomalies may pave the way for potential development of targeted therapy. The authors review the genetic and molecular basis of vascular anomalies and common associated syndromes. PMID:25045331

  6. Possible homozygous Waardenburg syndrome in a fetus with exencephaly

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    NONE

    1995-11-06

    This paper describes a pedigree with Waardenburg syndrome and an aborted fetus who had severe congenital malformations but no detected genetic mutations. The authors concluded that despite the fact that no homozygosity of the fetus was demonstrated, the phenotype pointed to homozygous mutations of the PAX3 gene. 17 refs., 4 figs.

  7. Recognition of caudal regression syndrome.

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    Boulas, Mari M

    2009-04-01

    Caudal regression syndrome, also referred to as caudal dysplasia and sacral agenesis syndrome, is a rare congenital malformation characterized by varying degrees of developmental failure early in gestation. It involves the lower extremities, the lumbar and coccygeal vertebrae, and corresponding segments of the spinal cord. This is a rare disorder, and true pathogenesis is unclear. The etiology is thought to be related to maternal diabetes, genetic predisposition, and vascular hypoperfusion, but no true causative factor has been determined. Fetal diagnostic tools allow for early recognition of the syndrome, and careful examination of the newborn is essential to determine the extent of the disorder. Associated organ system dysfunction depends on the severity of the disease. Related defects are structural, and systematic problems including respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, urinary, orthopedic, and neurologic can be present in varying degrees of severity and in different combinations. A multidisciplinary approach to management is crucial. Because the primary pathology is irreversible, treatment is only supportive. PMID:19363325

  8. Neu-Laxova syndrome: a case report.

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    Roy, S; Begum, J; Sharifunnaher, B; Saha, A K; Afroza, S; Islam, M Z

    2014-01-01

    Neu-Laxova syndrome (NLS) is a rare lethal syndrome found in both consanguinous and non-consanguinous couple. This is characterized by terrible face with unusual craniofacial appearance with exophthalmos, spectrum of central nervous system malformation, like microcaphaly, hypoplastic cerebellum, cleft lip/palate, ichthyosis and oedema. The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical parameter. We report a 4 hour old male term newborn with IUGR of Neu-Laxova syndrome presented with anencephaly, rudimentary cerebellum, exophthalmos of right eye, bilateral cleft lip and palate and cryptorchidism. Anencephaly and cryptorchidism are two recently reported findings of NLS. We are presenting this case in addition from Bangladesh to lend further support to those two new findings as component of Neu-Laxova syndrome. Outcome of this syndrome is not good. Most of the patients are died of infection within hours to days. PMID:24584393

  9. PHACES syndrome associated with carcinoid endobronchial tumor.

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    Mama, Nadia; H'mida, Dorra; Lahmar, Imen; Yacoubi, Mohamed Tahar; Tlili-Graiess, Kalthoum

    2014-05-01

    PHACES syndrome consists of the constellation of manifestations including posterior fossa anomalies of the brain (most commonly Dandy-Walker malformations), hemangiomas of the face and scalp, arterial abnormalities, cardiac defects, eye anomalies and sternal defects. We present a case with a possible PHACES syndrome including sternal cleft and supraumbilical raphé, precordial skin tag, persistent left superior vena cava and subtle narrowing of the aorta with an endobronchial carcinoid tumor. All these anomalies were discovered on chest multi-detector CT. This is a unique case of PHACES syndrome associated with carcinoid tumor. Review of the literature revealed 3 cases of PHACES syndrome with glial tumor. The authors tried to find the relationship between PHACES syndrome and carcinoid tumors or gliomas, which all derive from the neural crest cells. PMID:24337788

  10. Craniofacial arteriovenous metameric syndrome (CAMS) 3--a transitional pattern between CAM 1 and 2 and spinal arteriovenous metameric syndromes.

    PubMed

    Wong, I Y C; Batista, L L; Alvarez, H; Lasjaunias, P L

    2003-09-01

    We report a rare case of craniofacial arteriovenous metameric syndrome (CAMS) 3 arteriovenous malformations of the mandible, left VIII nerve and petrous bone. The patient, a 19-year-old girl, presented with profuse gingival bleeding during a dental procedure and we diagnosed CAMS 3 during a pre-embolisation angiogram. The distribution of the vascular lesions suggests that CAMS 3 is intermediate CAMS 1 and 2 and spinal arteriovenous metameric syndrome (SAMS). PMID:12898077

  11. Repeat radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

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    Awad, Ahmed J; Walcott, Brian P; Stapleton, Christopher J; Ding, Dale; Lee, Cheng-Chia; Loeffler, Jay S

    2015-06-01

    We perform a systematic review of repeat radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) with an emphasis on lesion obliteration rates and complications. Radiosurgery is an accepted treatment modality for AVM located in eloquent cortex or deep brain structures. For residual or persistent lesions, repeat radiosurgery can be considered if sufficient time has passed to allow for a full appreciation of treatment effects, usually at least 3years. A systematic review was performed in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. References for this review were identified by searches of MEDLINE, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases. A total of 14 studies comprising 733 patients met the review criteria and were included. For series that reported target dose at both first and repeat treatments, the weighted means were 19.42Gy and 19.06Gy, respectively. The mean and median obliteration rate for the repeat radiosurgery treatments were 61% (95% confidence interval 51.9-71.7%) and 61.5%, respectively. The median follow up following radiosurgery ranged from 19.5 to 80months. Time to complete obliteration after the repeat treatment ranged from 21 to 40.8months. The most common complications of repeat radiosurgery for AVM included hemorrhage (7.6%) and radiation-induced changes (7.4%). Repeat radiosurgery can be used to treat incompletely obliterated AVM with an obliteration rate of 61%. Complications are related to treatment effect latency (hemorrhage risk) as well as radiation-induced changes. Repeat radiosurgery can be performed at 3 years following the initial treatment, allowing for full realization of effects from the initial treatment prior to commencing therapy. PMID:25913746

  12. Immune Response in Human Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

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    Shi, Changbin; Shenkar, Robert; Du, Hongyan; Duckworth, Edward; Raja, Harish; Batjer, H. Hunt; Awad, Issam A.

    2009-01-01

    Background and Purpose Preliminary observations suggesting the presence of B and plasma cells and oligoclonality of immunoglobulin (Ig) G in cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) have motivated a systematic study correlating the infiltration of the immune cells with clinical activity and antigen-triggered immune response in surgically excised lesions. Methods Infiltration of plasma, B, T and HLA-DR expressing cells and macrophages within 23 excised CCMs was related to clinical activity. Relative amounts of Ig isotypes were determined. IgG clonality of mRNA from CCMs was assessed by spectratyping, cloning and sequencing. Results Infiltration of the immune cells ranged widely within CCM lesions and cells were generally co-expressed with each other. Immune cell infiltration did not associate with recent bleeding and lesion growth. Significantly more B lymphocytes in CCM lesions were associated with venous anomaly. More T cells were present in solitary lesions. More T cells and less macrophages were present in CCMs from younger subjects. IgG isotype was present in all CCM lesions. Most lesions also expressed IgM and IgA, with IgM predominance over IgA correlating with recent CCM growth. Oligoclonality was shown in IgG mRNA from CCMs, but not from peripheral blood lymphocytes, with only eight CDR3 sequences observed among 134 clones from two CCM lesions. Conclusions An antigen-directed oligoclonal IgG immune response is present within CCM lesions regardless of recent clinical activity. Apparent differences in immune response in younger patients and in lesions with recent growth will need confirmation in other series. The pathogenicity of oligoclonal immune response will require systematic hypothesis testing in recently available CCM murine models. PMID:19286587

  13. Sjögren syndrome

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    Xerostomia-Sjögren syndrome; Keratoconjunctivitis sicca - Sjögren; Sicca syndrome ... in children. Primary Sjögren syndrome is defined as dry eyes and dry mouth without another autoimmune disorder. Secondary ...

  14. Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome (Brbns)

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    María del Carmen Boente; Maria Rosa Cordisco

    Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare congenital disorder (OMIM # 112200) characterized by multifocal venous malformations\\u000a mainly of the skin, soft tissue and gastrointestinal tract which may occur however in any tissue including the nervous system\\u000a (Enjolras and Mulliken 1997, Fretzin and Potter 1965, Moodley and Ramdial 1993, Mulliken and Glowacki 1982, Munkvad 1983, Nahm et al.

  15. Mermaid syndrome: virtually no hope for survival

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    Nicolas Lutz; Blaise Julien Meyrat; Jean-Pierre Guignard; Judith Hohlfeld

    2004-01-01

    Sirenomelia, also called the mermaid syndrome is a severe malformation involving multiple organs and characterized by partially or completely developed lower extremities fused by the skin. The birth of a “mermaid” is very rare (1.2–4.2 cases for 100,000 births); most are stillborn, or die at or shortly after birth. The case of a living female neonate with dipodic simelia (fusion

  16. Gross congenital malformation at birth in a government hospital.

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    Sachdeva, Sandeep; Nanda, Smiti; Bhalla, Kapil; Sachdeva, Ruchi

    2014-01-01

    A hospital-based cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine proportion of gross congenital malformation (GCMF) occurring at intramural births. Rate of GCMF was found to be 16.4/1000 consecutive singleton births (>28 weeks) with three leading malformation as anencephaly (44.68%), talipes equinovarus (17.02%) and meningomyelocele (10.63%). Higher risk of malformed births were noticed amongst un-booked (2.07%) in-comparison to booked (1.01%) mothers; women with low level of education (up to 8 years [2.14%] vs. at least 9 years of schooling [0.82%]); gravida status of at least 3 (2.69%) followed by 1 (1.43%) and 2 (1.0%) respectively; pre-term (5.13%) vs. term (0.66%); cesarean section (4.36%) versus vaginal delivery (0.62%). Mortality was significantly higher among congenitally malformed (17.35%) than normal (0.34%) newborns. With-in study limitation, emergence of neural tube defect as the single largest category of congenital malformation indicates maternal malnutrition (especially folic acid) that needs appropriate attention and management. PMID:24748359

  17. Defining anural malformations in the context of a developmental problem

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    Meteyer, C.U.; Cole, R.A.; Converse, K.A.; Docherty, D.E.; Wolcott, M.; Helgen, J.C.; Levey, R.; Eaton-Poole, L.; Burkhart, J.G.

    2000-01-01

    This paper summarizes terminology and general concepts involved in animal development for the purpose of providing background for the study and understanding of frog malformations. The results of our radiographic investigation of rear limb malformations in Rana pipiens provide evidence that frog malformations are the product of early developmental errors. Although bacteria, parasites and viruses were identified in these metamorphosed frogs, the relevant window to look for the teratogenic effect of these agents is in the early tadpole stage during limb development. As a result, our microbiological findings must be regarded as inconclusive relative to determining their contribution to malformations because we conducted our examinations on metamorphosed frogs not tadpoles. Future studies need to look at teratogenic agents (chemical, microbial, physical or mechanical) that are present in the embryo, tadpole, and their environments at the stages of development that are relevant for the malformation type. The impact of these teratogenic agents then needs to be assessed in appropriate animal models using studies that are designed to mimic field conditions. The results of these laboratory tests should then be analyzed in such a way that will allow comparison with the findings in the wild-caught tadpoles and frogs.

  18. Local Model of Arteriovenous Malformation of the Human Brain

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    Nadezhda Telegina, Ms; Aleksandr Chupakhin, Mr; Aleksandr Cherevko, Mr

    2013-02-01

    Vascular diseases of the human brain are one of the reasons of deaths and people's incapacitation not only in Russia, but also in the world. The danger of an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is in premature rupture of pathological vessels of an AVM which may cause haemorrhage. Long-term prognosis without surgical treatment is unfavorable. The reduced impact method of AVM treatment is embolization of a malformation which often results in complete obliteration of an AVM. Pre-surgical mathematical modeling of an arteriovenous malformation can help surgeons with an optimal sequence of the operation. During investigations, the simple mathematical model of arteriovenous malformation is developed and calculated, and stationary and non-stationary processes of its embolization are considered. Various sequences of embolization of a malformation are also considered. Calculations were done with approximate steady flow on the basis of balanced equations derived from conservation laws. Depending on pressure difference, a fistula-type AVM should be embolized at first, and then small racemose AVMs are embolized. Obtained results are in good correspondence with neurosurgical AVM practice.

  19. A family with one child with acrocallosal syndrome, one child with anencephaly-polydactyly, and parental consanguinity

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    S. Cataltepe; E. Tuncbilek

    1992-01-01

    A 2-year-old boy with typical features of the acrocallosal syndrome is presented. His parents are first degree cousins and their first pregnancy resulted in spontaneous abortion whereas the offspring of their second pregnancy was an anencephalic baby with bilateral postaxial polydactyly of the hands. The possibility of including anencephaly in the spectrum of the CNS malformations of the acrocallosal syndrome

  20. Oculo-motor disorders in craniofacial malformations.

    PubMed

    Morax, S

    1984-02-01

    Based on 77 observations including telorbitism, craniofacial stenosis (C.F.S.), and plagiocephalies, oculo-motor disorders involving horizontal and vertical imbalance occur very frequently. Abnormalities in the transverse plane (telorbitisms, craniofacial stenoses) give orbital divergence and exotropia. Orbital extorsion with a significant antimongoloid palpebral fissure, may be the cause of rectus muscle extorsion. Abnormalities in the vertical plane (plagiocephalies) induce hypertropia. Abnormalities in the sagittal plane (C.F.S.) lead to exotropia with exorbitism, the V syndrome with double up-shoot. These oculo-motor disorders seem to be the consequence of these orbital structure abnormalities, sometimes combined with sensory factors. PMID:6583289

  1. Deletion of 4q28.3-31.23 in the background of multiple malformations with pulmonary hypertension

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    The 4q deletion syndrome shows a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations consisting of key features comprising growth failure, developmental delay, craniofacial dysmorphism, digital anomalies, and cardiac and skeletal defects. We have identified a de novo interstitial distal deletion in a 9 month-old girl with growth failure, developmental delay, ventricular septum defect in the subaortic region, patent foramen ovale and patent ductus arteriosus, vascular malformation of the lung, dysgenesis of the corpus callosum and craniofacial dysmorphism using array-comparative genomic hybridization. This de novo deletion is located at 4q28.3-31.23 (136,127,048 - 150,690,325), its size is 14.56 Mb, and contains 8 relevant genes (PCDH18, SETD7, ELMOD2, IL15, GAB1, HHIP, SMAD1, NR3C2) with possible contributions to the phenotype. Among other functions, a role in lung morphogenesis and tubulogenesis can be attributed to the deleted genes in our patient, which may explain the unique feature of vascular malformation of the lung leading to pulmonary hypertension. With the detailed molecular characterization of our case with 4q- syndrome we hope to contribute to the elucidation of the genetic spectrum of this disorder. PMID:24959202

  2. An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia: A Large Expectorated Arteriovenous Malformation

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    Griffin, Aaron S.; Gunasena, Rivindi; Schaefer, Nathan R.; Kennedy, Edmund

    2015-01-01

    Background Vascular malformations are generally detected in childhood or adolescence with first presentations in adulthood being rare. Case Report We report the case of a 52-year-old female with threatened compromise of her airway after expectorating a massive arteriovenous malformation anchored at the supraglottis. The only preceding symptom was dysphagia. The lesion was resected, the patient had a quick recovery, and she has shown no evidence of recurrence. Conclusion Although uncommon, vascular malformations of the supraglottis or hypopharynx should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with dysphagia because of the potential to cause disastrous airway compromise. Although a lesion presenting acutely mandates a definitive airway plan, when clinically possible, computed tomography scan and indirect laryngoscopy can provide useful information for the airway and operative teams.

  3. Venous malformations: Sclerotherapy with a mixture of ethanol and lipiodol

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    Suh, Jin-Suck [Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Kyoo-Ho [Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Korea, Republic of); Na, Jae-Bum [Kyungsang University, College of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Korea, Republic of); Won, Jong-Yun [Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Korea, Republic of); Hahn, Soo-Bong [Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-07-15

    Purpose. To evaluate the usefulness of a mixture of absolute ethanol and lipiodol in the management of venous malformations. Methods. Percutaneous sclerotherapy was performed with a mixture of absolute ethanol and lipiodol (9:1) in 17 patients with venous malformations, once in 12 patients, twice in 5. The therapeutic efficacy was evaluated by pain reduction. Conventional radiographs (n=15) and posttreatment magnetic resonance imaging (n=5) were obtained for the follow-up evaluation. Results. Sclerotherapy was successful in all but two patients. The therapeutic effect was excellent in two patients, good in seven, fair in five, and poor in one. Radiopacity of lipiodol was beneficial for monitoring the procedure rather than for follow-up evaluations. Areas with low signal-intensity strands were increased on T2-weighted images obtained after the sclerotherapy. Conclusion. Sclerotherapy with a mixture of ethanol and lipiodol is effective in treating venous malformations.

  4. Tourette Syndrome

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    What Is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome is a condition that affects a person's central nervous system and causes tics. Tics are ... few months or a year. Continue Who Gets Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome can affect people of all ...

  5. Tourette Syndrome

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    NINDS Tourette Syndrome Information Page Condensed from Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder ...

  6. Fanconi syndrome

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    De Toni-Fanconi syndrome ... Fanconi syndrome can be caused by faulty genes, or it may result later in life due to kidney damage. Sometimes the cause of Fanconi syndrome is unknown. Common causes of Fanconi syndrome ...

  7. ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS POTENTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MALFORMATIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN ANURAN AMPHIBIANS

    EPA Science Inventory

    A number of species of anuran amphibians from different regions across North America have recently exhibited an increased occurrence of, predominantly, hind limb malformations. Research concerning factors potentially responsible for these malformations has focused extensively on ...

  8. Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Embolization of a Pelvic Arteriovenous Malformation

    SciTech Connect

    Mitsuzaki, Katsuhiko; Yamashita, Yasuyuki; Utsunomiya, Daisuke; Sumi, Seiya; Ogata, Ichiro; Takahashi, Mutsumasa [Department of Radiology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 (Japan); Kawakami, Shigeo; Ueda, Shohichi [Department of Urology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 (Japan)

    1999-11-15

    We successfully performed embolization therapy for a pelvic arteriovenous malformation by the retrograde transvenous approach using a liquid embolic material. This malformation was unique in that it had a single draining vein, which allowed this technique employing an occlusion balloon.

  9. Constitutively active Notch4 receptor elicits brain arteriovenous malformations through enlargement of

    E-print Network

    Schaffer, Chris B.

    Constitutively active Notch4 receptor elicits brain arteriovenous malformations through enlargement the arteriovenous (AV) interface are critical for tissue function. AV malformation (AVM) is a pathological, MA, and approved November 11, 2014 (received for review August 13, 2014) Arteriovenous (AV

  10. Tumors in Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome

    SciTech Connect

    Miller, R.W. [National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD (United States); Rubinstein, J.H. [Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH (United States)

    1995-03-13

    The 14 tumors reported in Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome since 1989, when added to the 22 previously reported, are beginning to show a pattern of neural and developmental tumors, especially of the head, which is malformed in the syndrome. Among the neoplasms were 12 of the nervous system: 2 each of oligodendroglioma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, and 3 other benign tumors; 2 of nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma; and 1 each of leiomyosarcoma, seminoma, and embryonal carcinoma. Among the other benign tumors were an ondontoma, a choristoma, a dermoid cyst, and 2 pilomatrixomas. 20 refs., 1 tab.

  11. Syndromes microdélétionnels (syndrome de Williams et syndrome de la délétion 22q11) au CHU Hassan II de Fès: à propos de 3 observations

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    Ouldim, Karim; Bouguenouch, Laila; Samri, Imane; El Otmani, Ihsan; Hamdaoui, Hasna; Bennis, Sanae; Lakhdar, Mounia Idrissi; Chaouki, Sana; Atmani, Samir; Hida, Moustapha

    2012-01-01

    Les syndromes microdélétionnels sont définis par la présence d’une anomalie chromosomique de taille mineure (inférieure à 5 mégabases) ou aneusomie segmentaire, décelable par cytogénétique moléculaire (FISH : Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization). Les syndromes microdélétionnels représentent des syndromes cliniques avec des phénotypes suffisamment caractéristiques pour être reconnus cliniquement. Actuellement la FISH est la technique de choix pour rechercher ces syndromes. Plusieurs syndromes microdélétionnels peuvent être confirmés aisément, les plus recherchés sont Le syndrome de Williams (microdélétion en 7q11.23) et le syndrome de la délétion 22q11 (microdélétion en 22q11.2). Le syndrome de Williams est caractérisé par une anomalie du développement qui associe un retard psycho-moteur, une dysmorphie du visage évocatrice et un profil cognitif et comportemental spécifique, une sténose aortique supravalvulaire -SASV- le plus souvent. Le Syndrome de la délétion 22q11 se caractérise par l’association de plusieurs malformations d’expression variable: une cardiopathie congénitale de type conotroncal, une dysmorphie faciale discrète mais caractéristique et une hypoplasie du thymus et des parathyroïdes. Nous rapportons nos premières observations au CHU Hassan II confirmées par FISH : Syndrome de la délétion 22q11 (n:2) et un syndrome de Williams. Le but de cet article est la mise à jour de nos connaissances sur ces deux syndromes et la mise en valeur du rôle de la cytogénétique moléculaire dans le diagnostic et le conseil génétique des syndromes microdélétionnels. PMID:22368746

  12. Embolization in high-flow arteriovenous malformations of the face.

    PubMed

    Komiyama, M; Khosla, V K; Yamamoto, Y; Tazaki, H; Toyota, N

    1992-06-01

    Five patients with arteriovenous malformations of the face (4 males and 1 woman; age range, 11-38 years) were treated by selective embolization through the feeding arteries with polyvinyl alcohol particles. Immediate gross angiographical obliteration was obtained in 4 patients, with pronounced reduction of the arteriovenous shunt in the fifth. Clinical symptoms including bleeding, swelling, pulsations, bruit, and disfigurement improved in all the patients followed up for a period of 6 to 21 months. Polyvinyl alcohol particle embolization, without surgical resection, though palliative could be useful in select patients. The classification and diagnosis of congenital vascular malformations is briefly reviewed and treatment discussed. PMID:1622040

  13. Incorporating Amphibian Malformation into Inquiry-Based Learning

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    Brooke L. Talley

    2007-01-01

    Since the first discovery of malformed frogs by an adventurous middle school teacher and her after-school science club in 1995, outreach programs like A Thousand Friends of Frogs (see Resources) have been created to connect students and teachers with scientists so that they can better understand frogs and their habitats. Many of the amphibian-malformation activities published in education-practitioner journals approach this subject through internet investigations (Webster 2002), hypothetical case studies (Murphy and Fortner 2001), or reading with discussion (Davidson, Matthews, and Patrick 2001). These activities can be supplemented with inquiry-based labs designed to instruct and engage students about conservation biology, as described in this article.

  14. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations presenting as refractory heart failure

    PubMed Central

    Chen, Kai-Hong; Huang, Guo-Yong; Song, Wei

    2014-01-01

    A 22-year-old young man with a history of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) was admitted to our hospital due to difficult-to-control heart failure. A thoracic X-ray showed multiple nodules at the both pulmonary hilus and upper lobe of the right lung. Computed tomography (CT) angiography of the thorax confirmed arteriovenous malformation (AVM). However, effective treatment was impossible due to the poor physical condition; he died a few days later. Here we reported on the case of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) being misdiagnosed as refractory heart failure. PMID:25276390

  15. Regression of a Large Congenital Hepatic Arteriovenous Malformation

    PubMed Central

    Zakaria, Rania; Mostafa, Fatma Alzahraa; Hamza, Hala

    2015-01-01

    Congenital hepatic arteriovenous malformations are rarely seen in association with persistent neonatal pulmonary hypertension. We report the case of a full-term female newborn who presented with heart failure and respiratory distress soon after birth. Echocardiographic investigation revealed severe persistent pulmonary hypertension and patent ductus arteriosus. Here we report spontaneous regression in size of both the feeder vessel and the vascular bed of the congenital hepatic arteriovenous malformation. We postulate that our conservative use of oral heart failure therapy, in the form of diuretic agents and captopril, decreased the congestion and diameter of the affected vessels. PMID:25873838

  16. Multiple Complex Congenital Malformations in a Rabbit Kit (Oryctolagus cuniculi)

    PubMed Central

    Booth, Jennifer L; Peng, Xuwen; Baccon, Jennifer; Cooper, Timothy K

    2013-01-01

    Congenital malformations may occur during early embryogenesis in cases of genetic abnormalities or various environmental factors. Affected subjects most often have only one or 2 abnormalities; subjects rarely have several unrelated congenital defects. Here we describe a case of a stillborn New Zealand white rabbit with multiple complex congenital malformations, including synophthalmia, holoprosencephaly, gastroschisis, and a supernumerary hindlimb, among other anomalies. There was no historical exposure to teratogens or other known environmental causes. Although not confirmed, this case was most likely a rare spontaneous genetic event. PMID:24209970

  17. Arteriovenous malformation within an isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutated anaplastic oligodendroglioma

    PubMed Central

    Lai, Grace; Muller, Karra A.; Carter, Bob S.; Chen, Clark C.

    2015-01-01

    Background: The co-occurrence of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and cerebral neoplasms is exceedingly rare but may harbor implications pertaining to the molecular medicine of brain cancer pathogenesis. Case Description: Here, we present a case of de novo AVM within an isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutated anaplastic oligodendroglioma (WHO Grade III) and review the potential contribution of this mutation to aberrant angiogenesis as an interesting case study in molecular medicine. Conclusion: The co-occurrence of an IDH1 mutated neoplasm and AVM supports the hypothesis that IDH1 mutations may contribute to aberrant angiogenesis and vascular malformation.

  18. A new method for assessment of craniofacial malformations.

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    Pelo, Sandro; Tassiello, Stefano; Boniello, Roberto; Gasparini, Giulio; Longobardi, Gianluigi

    2006-11-01

    Many assessments of craniofacial malformations are generally undertaken to assist in surgical intervention including physical examination, cephalometric radiographs in anteroposterior and lateral views, stereolithographic models, and anthropometric measurements integrated with three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstructions to quantify skeletal deformities. In the present report, the use of 3-D Malformation Analysis, a three-dimensional methodology for planning craniofacial operative procedures, is presented. In addition to cephalometric and anthropometric databases, the measurements from 3-D surface reconstructions from CT were used intraoperatively to establish the correct position of skeletal segments. PMID:17119401

  19. Incidence of anencephaly and other major malformations when oestriol excretion is very low

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    L. DEAN; D. A. ABELL; N. A. BEISCHER

    1977-01-01

    A study of 533 women with very low urinary oestriol excretion during the third trimester of pregnancy showed an incidence of major fetal malformations among their infants of 7-1% and a perinatal mortality rate of 14-6%. Thirteen of the malformations were cases of anencephaly, and 26 of the 78 perinatal deaths were due to or associated with major fetal malformations.

  20. Size Estimation and Magnification Error in Radiographic Imaging: Implications for Classification of Arteriovenous Malformations

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    Cunningham, Ian

    of Arteriovenous Malformations Kost Elisevich, Ian A. Cunningham, and Leo Assis PURPOSE: To assess magnification error in digital subtraction angiography as it pertains to arteriovenous malformation (AVM) size schemes for AVMs have been hampered by this technical error. Index terms: Arteriovenous malformations

  1. Visualization and Analysis of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation combining 3D and 4D MR Image Sequences

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    Lübeck, Universität zu

    1 Visualization and Analysis of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation combining 3D and 4D MR Image-Eppendorf Abstract. In this paper methods for visualization and analysis of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM angiography; cerebral arteriovenous malformation; maximum intensity projection; mutual information; image

  2. Notch-1 Signalling Is Activated in Brain Arteriovenous Malformations in Humans

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    ZhuGe, Qichuan; Zhong, Ming; Zheng, WeiMing; Yang, Guo-Yuan; Mao, XiaoOu; Xie, Lin; Chen, Gourong; Chen, Yongmei; Lawton, Michael T.; Young, William L.; Greenberg, David A.; Jin, Kunlin

    2009-01-01

    A role for the Notch signalling pathway in the formation of arteriovenous malformations during development has been suggested. However, whether Notch signalling is involved in brain arteriovenous malformations in humans remains unclear. Here, we performed immunohistochemistry on surgically resected brain arteriovenous malformations and found that,…

  3. The Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

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    Kelley, R.; Hennekam, R.

    2000-01-01

    The Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is one of the archetypical multiple congenital malformation syndromes. The recent discovery of the biochemical cause of SLOS and the subsequent redefinition of SLOS as an inborn error of cholesterol metabolism have led to important new treatment possibilities for affected patients. Moreover, the recent recognition of the important role of cholesterol in vertebrate embryogenesis, especially with regard to the hedgehog embryonic signalling pathway and its effects on the expression of homeobox genes, has provided an explanation for the abnormal morphogenesis in the syndrome. The well known role of cholesterol in the formation of steroid hormones has also provided a possible explanation for the abnormal behavioural characteristics of SLOS.???Keywords: Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome; cholesterol metabolism; 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase; clinical history; management PMID:10807690

  4. Cecal vascular malformation mimicking appendicitis in a child

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    Sherif Emil; Siamak Milanchi; Adrian Goldstein

    2005-01-01

    A 5-year-old girl presented with abdominal pain suggestive of appendicitis. Intraoperatively, a solid cecal mass was identified\\u000a along with mesenteric adenopathy. A right hemicolectomy was performed. Pathologic examination revealed a vascular malformation\\u000a with evidence of recent hemorrhage.

  5. [MRI of malformative syringomyelia. Descriptive and developmental aspect].

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    Bekkali, F; Doyon, D; Idir, A B; Belal, N; Hurth, M; Ayache, B; Ducot, B

    1992-02-01

    132 cases of malformative syringomyelia have been studied at the C.I.E.R.M. (Interdepartmental Magnetic Resonance Center) of Bicêtre Hospital. The authors describe their technique for the exploration on the cord in case of suspected intramedullary cavitation, and emphasize the morphological and evolutive aspects of these abnormalities, whether they have been operated or not. PMID:1602436

  6. Sequelae and support after termination of pregnancy for fetal malformation

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    J Lloyd; K M Laurence

    1985-01-01

    A retrospective study examined the reactions to the termination of pregnancy for fetal malformation and the follow up services that were available. Women resident in Mid Glamorgan who had had a termination between 1977 and 1981 because of positive findings after midtrimester prenatal diagnostic tests for neural tube defect or chromosome abnormalities were interviewed at home using a semistructured interview

  7. Spitz nevus arising upon a congenital glomuvenous malformation.

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    Arica, Deniz A; Arica, Ibrahim E; Yayli, Savas; Cobanoglu, Umit; Akay, Bengu N; Anadolu, Rana; Bahadir, Sevgi

    2013-01-01

    There are several reports of the collision of vascular and pigmentary anomalies (e.g., phakomatosis pigmentovascularis) and the association between congenital melanocytic nevi and infantile hemangiomas. We report a case of Spitz nevus arising in skin overlying a congenital plaque-like glomuvenous malformation (GVM). This is the first report of a Spitz nevus arising in direct contiguity to a GVM. PMID:22304367

  8. The Chiari II malformation: Part IV. The hindbrain deformity

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    T. P. Naidich; D. G. McLone; K. H. Fulling

    1983-01-01

    Computed tomography successfully delineates the multiple components of the Chiari II malformation at the craniocervical junction, the hindbrain, and the cervical spinal cord. These include wide foramen magnum and upper cervical spinal canal; incomplete fusions of the posterior arches of C1 and lower cervical vertebrae; cascading protrusions of vermis, fourth ventricle, medulla, and cervical cord into the spinal canal; cervicomedullary

  9. Surgical Management of Chiari Malformation: Analysis of 128 Cases

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    Fuyou Guo; Meiyun Wang; Jiang Long; Huaili Wang; Hongwei Sun; Bo Yang; Laijun Song

    2007-01-01

    Objective: A variety of surgical interventions have been recommended for patients with Chiari malformations (CMs). In this study, we have evaluated the intraoperative findings and clinical outcome in different-aged patients with CMs undergoing posterior fossa decompression. Methods: Sixteen pediatric and 112 adult cases with CMs underwent suboccipital craniectomy and wide duraplasty as well as autogenous bone grafting in selected cases.

  10. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with Cerebellar Malformations: A Systematic Review

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    Bolduc, Marie-Eve; Limperopoulos, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    Cerebellar malformations are increasingly diagnosed in the fetal period. Consequently, their consideration requires stressful and often critical decisions from both clinicians and families. This has resulted in an emergent need to understand better the impact of these early life lesions on child development. We performed a comprehensive literature…

  11. Paraspinal arteriovenous malformation Onyx embolization via an Ascent balloon.

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    Martínez-Galdámez, Mario; Rodriguez-Arias, Carlos A; Utiel, Elena; Arreba, Emilio; Gonzalo, Miguel; Arenillas, Juan F

    2013-01-01

    Purely extradural lumbar spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions that have diverse presentations and imaging features. The treatment of a symptomatic high flow paraspinal AVM with multiple feeders remains a challenge. We report the first use of an Ascent balloon (dual lumen balloon catheter) to deliver Onyx with excellent penetration to a paraspinal AVM. PMID:23524491

  12. Paraspinal arteriovenous malformation Onyx embolization via an Ascent balloon.

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    Martínez-Galdámez, Mario; Rodriguez-Arias, Carlos A; Utiel, Elena; Arreba, Emilio; Gonzalo, Miguel; Arenillas, Juan F

    2014-04-01

    Purely extradural lumbar spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions that have diverse presentations and imaging features. The treatment of a symptomatic high flow paraspinal AVM with multiple feeders remains a challenge. We report the first use of an Ascent balloon (dual lumen balloon catheter) to deliver Onyx with excellent penetration to a paraspinal AVM. PMID:23543731

  13. Proximity to Pollution Sources and Risk of Amphibian Limb Malformation

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    Taylor, Brynn; Skelly, David; Demarchis, Livia K.; Slade, Martin D.; Galusha, Deron; Rabinowitz, Peter M.

    2005-01-01

    The cause of limb deformities in wild amphibian populations remains unclear, even though the apparent increase in prevalence of this condition may have implications for human health. Few studies have simultaneously assessed the effect of multiple exposures on the risk of limb deformities. In a cross-sectional survey of 5,264 hylid and ranid metamorphs in 42 Vermont wetlands, we assessed independent risk factors for nontraumatic limb malformation. The rate of nontraumatic limb malformation varied by location from 0 to 10.2%. Analysis of a subsample did not demonstrate any evidence of infection with the parasite Ribeiroia. We used geographic information system (GIS) land-use/land-cover data to validate field observations of land use in the proximity of study wetlands. In a multiple logistic regression model that included land use as well as developmental stage, genus, and water-quality measures, proximity to agricultural land use was associated with an increased risk of limb malformation (odds ratio = 2.26; 95% confidence interval, 1.42–3.58; p < 0.001). The overall discriminant power of the statistical model was high (C = 0.79). These findings from one of the largest systematic surveys to date provide support for the role of chemical toxicants in the development of amphibian limb malformation and demonstrate the value of an epidemiologic approach to this problem. PMID:16263502

  14. Arteriovenous malformations of the brain: natural history in unoperated patients

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    P M Crawford; C R West; D W Chadwick; M D Shaw

    1986-01-01

    Two-hundred and seventeen patients from a total population of 343 patients with arteriovenous malformations, were managed without surgery. Follow up was for a mean of 10.4 years. Using life survival analyses, there was a 42% risk of haemorrhage, 29% risk of death, 18% risk of epilepsy and a 27% risk of having a neurological handicap by 20 years after diagnosis

  15. A proposed angiographic classification of intracranial arteriovenous fistulae and malformations

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    E. Houdart; Y. P. Gobin; A. Casasco; A. Aymard; D. Herbreteau; J. J. Merland

    1993-01-01

    We propose an angioarchitectural classification of intracranial vascular lesions as arteriovenous, arteriolovenous and arteriolovenulous fistulae. In order to validate this classification, 99 intracranial arteriovenous lesions were reviewed in 98 patients. Arteriolovenulous fistulae included 39 isolated brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and 1 AVM associated with a giant arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Arteriovenous fistulae included 8 giant AVFs of the brain, 6 vein

  16. Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Management of Uterine Arteriovenous Malformation

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    Rangarajan, R. D.; Moloney, J. C.; Anderson, H. J. [Eastbourne District General Hospital, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom)], E-mail: Hugh.Anderson@esht.nhs.uk

    2007-11-15

    Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an uncommon problem and traditional treatment by hysterectomy excludes the possibility of future pregnancy. Developments in interventional techniques make transcatheter embolization of the feeding vessel(s) a therapeutic alternative, potentially preserving the patient's fertility. We present a case of successful endovascular treatment of uterine AVM.

  17. Stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations of the brain

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    L. Dade Lunsford; Douglas Kondziolka; John C. Flickinger; David J. Bissonette; Charles A. Jungreis; Ann H. Maitz; Joseph A. Horton; Robert J. Coffey

    1991-01-01

    Stereotactic radiosurgery successfully obliterates carefully selected arteriovenous malformations (AVM's) of the brain. In an initial 3-year experience using the 201-source cobalt-60 gamma knife at the University of Pittsburgh, 227 patients with AVM's were treated. Symptoms at presentation included prior hemorrhage in 143 patients (63%), headache in 104 (46%), and seizures in 70 (31%). Neurological deficits were present in 102 patients

  18. Brain Arteriovenous Malformations: Assessment with Dynamic MR Digital Subtraction Angiography

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    Paul D. Griffiths; Nigel Hoggard; Daniel J. Warren; Iain D. Wilkinson; Bob Anderson; Charles A. Romanowski

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Conventional catheter angiography (CCA) is the current reference standard for the diagnosis, assessment, and management of pial brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The purpose of this study was to develop an MR angiographic tech- nique that produces dynamic images comparable to those provided by CCA and to apply the technique to the investigation of pial brain AVMs. METHODS:

  19. The North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations

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    Fowle, Suzanne C.

    The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) has posted several more resources online. This article introduces readers to The North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations and discusses availability and uses of the Center's databases and resources. The resource may be browsed online or downloaded as a .zip file.

  20. Quantitative Analysis of Cerebral Cortical Atrophy and Correlation With Clinical Severity in Unilateral Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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    Thomas M. Kelley; Laura A. Hatfield; Doris D. M. Lin; Anne M. Comi

    2005-01-01

    Sturge-Weber syndrome is a neurocutaneous disorder with vascular malformations of the skin, brain, and eye. The objective of this study was to determine whether cortical atrophy in patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome correlates with clinical severity. Eighteen subjects (age 4 months—35 years) with unilateral Sturge-Weber syndrome received a neurologic examination and submitted previous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) films. A blinded investigator

  1. [Successful management of an acquired uterine arteriovenous malformation by selective ligation of the internal iliac artery].

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    Raherinantenaina, F; Rajaonanahary, T M A; Randriamandrato, T A V; Rakoto Ratsimba, H N

    2015-05-01

    Uterine arteriovenous malformations can be congenital or acquired. When acquired, they result from abnormal arteriovenous communication between one or more uterine arteries and a myometrial and/or endometrial venous plexus, without the interposition of a vascular nidus. Arteriovenous malformations are composed of a tortuous net of fragile low-resistant arteriovenous shunts. Uterine arteriovenous malformations create a rare and potentially life-threatening condition. The method of treatment is determined by symptoms, desire for future fertility, extent, and location of the malformation. The first treatment option for uterine arteriovenous malformation is hysterectomy, and the second option is uterine artery embolization. Selective ligation of the vessels supplying the malformation is an effective treatment option when conservative methods have failed. The present report describes a patient whose uterine arteriovenous malformation was successfully managed by selective ligation of the internal iliac artery. PMID:25778842

  2. Inherited pericentric inversion of chromosome 5: a family with history of neonatal death and a case of the ‘cri du chat’ syndrome

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    M. J. W. Faed; V. J. Marrian; J. Robertson; E. B. Robson; P. J. L. Cook

    1972-01-01

    Only a few families have been recorded in which an inherited pericentric inversion has been shown to give rise to a chromosome with a duplication-deletion in a child with congenital malformations. This family, with a pericentric inversion of chromosome 5, was ascertained through a child with the “cri du chat” syndrome. Although no other cases of this syndrome were identified

  3. Mutations in B9D1 and MKS1 cause mild Joubert syndrome: expanding the genetic overlap with the lethal ciliopathy Meckel syndrome

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    2014-01-01

    Joubert syndrome is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous ciliopathy characterized by a typical cerebellar and brainstem malformation (the “molar tooth sign”), and variable multiorgan involvement. To date, 24 genes have been found mutated in Joubert syndrome, of which 13 also cause Meckel syndrome, a lethal ciliopathy with kidney, liver and skeletal involvement. Here we describe four patients with mild Joubert phenotypes who carry pathogenic mutations in either MKS1 or B9D1, two genes previously implicated only in Meckel syndrome. PMID:24886560

  4. Cayler Cardio-Facial Syndrome: An Uncommon Condition in Newborns

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    Pawar, Sunil Jayaram; Sharma, Deepak Kumar; Srilakshmi, Sela; Reddy Chejeti, Suguna; Pandita, Aakash

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Cayler cardio-facial syndrome is a rare syndrome associated with asymmetric crying faces with congenital heart disease. We report a newborn that was diagnosed as case of Cayler Cardio-facial syndrome based on clinical features and was confirmed with FISH analysis. Case Presentation: A term male baby, born to non-consanguineous couple through normal vaginal delivery was diagnosed to have asymmetric crying faces with deviation of angle of mouth to left side at the time of birth. The baby had normal faces while sleeping or silent. Mother was known case of hypothyroidism and was on treatment. Baby was diagnosed as case of Cayler Cardio-facial Syndrome and was investigated with echocardiogram, brain ultrasound, total body X-ray examination, X-ray of cervico-thoracic vertebral column and fundus examination. Echocardiogram showed muscular VSD, brain ultrasound was normal and fundus examination showed tortuous retinal vessels. Whole body X-ray and lateral X-ray of cervico-thoracic vertebral column were not suggestive of any skeletal abnormalities. The other associated malformation was right ear microtia. Baby FISH karyotype analysis showed deletion of 22q11.2 deletion. Baby was discharged and now on follow-up. Conclusions: Cayler syndrome is a rare syndrome which must be suspected if a baby has asymmetrical cry pattern and normal facies when baby sleeps. Patient must be evaluated with echocardiography to find out associated cardiac malformations. These infants should undergo FISH analysis for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. PMID:26196008

  5. Review of accessory tragus with highlights of its associated syndromes.

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    Bahrani, Bahar; Khachemoune, Amor

    2014-12-01

    Accessory tragus is a developmental defect involving malformation of part of the external ear. It is a moderately rare congenital condition reported in 1858 by Birkett for the first time. Histological features of accessory tragus include a thin layer of stratum corneum with a rugated epidermis, presence of eccrine glands, and irregular spatial positioning of vellus hair follicles accompanied by sebaceous glands. Accessory tragus is commonly a limited deformity; however, it can be a sign of associated congenital syndromes. It has been shown to be associated with Goldenhar syndrome, Townes-Brocks syndrome, Treacher-Collins syndrome, VACTERL syndrome, and Wolf-Hirschhron syndrome. Surgical excision, the most common form of management of accessory tragus lesions, typically leads to a positive outcome. An extensive search was performed using pubmed.gov, Embase, MedLine, and Googlescholar.com using key words: accessory tragus, congenital malformations of ear, first branchial arch, and embryology. In this paper, we review the clinical and histological presentation, associated syndromes, management, and outcome of accessory tragus. PMID:25266223

  6. Tourette Syndrome

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    ... first described the condition in 1885. What Is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder ... is still being studied. Back Continue Dealing With Tourette Syndrome Many people don't understand what TS ...

  7. Dravet Syndrome

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    NINDS Dravet Syndrome Information Page Synonym(s): Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI) Table of Contents (click to ... Dravet Syndrome? Dravet syndrome, also called severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI), is a severe form of ...

  8. Down Syndrome

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    ... NICHD Research Information Clinical Trials Resources and Publications Down Syndrome: Condition Information Skip sharing on social media links Share this: Page Content What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome describes a set of cognitive and ...

  9. Usher Syndrome

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    ... for Usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon ... syndrome. Other areas of study include the early identification of children with Usher syndrome, treatment strategies such ...

  10. Metabolic Syndrome

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    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic (met-ah-BOL-ik) syndrome is the ... three metabolic risk factors to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. A large waistline. This also is called abdominal ...

  11. Metabolic syndrome

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    Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the chance ... Metabolic syndrome is becoming very common in the United States. Doctors are not sure whether the syndrome is ...

  12. Clinical and etiological heterogeneity in patients with tracheo-esophageal malformations and associated anomalies.

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    Brosens, Erwin; Ploeg, Mirjam; van Bever, Yolande; Koopmans, Anna E; IJsselstijn, Hanneke; Rottier, Robbert J; Wijnen, Rene; Tibboel, Dick; de Klein, Annelies

    2014-08-01

    Esophageal Atresia (EA) is a severe developmental defect of the foregut that presents with or without a Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (TEF). The prevalence of EA/TEF over time and around the world has been relatively stable. EA/TEF is manifested in a broad spectrum of anomalies: in some patients it manifests as an isolated atresia or fistula, but in over half it affects several organ systems. While the associated malformations are often those of the VACTERL spectrum (Vertebral, Anorectal, Cardiac, Tracheo-Esophageal, Renal and Limb), many patients are affected by other malformations, such as microcephaly, micrognathia, pyloric stenosis, duodenal atresia, a single umbilical artery, and anomalies of the genitourinary, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Though EA/TEF is a genetically heterogeneous condition, recurrent genes and loci are sometimes affected. Tracheo-Esophageal (TE) defects are in fact a variable feature in several known single gene disorders and in patients with specific recurrent Copy Number Variations and structural chromosomal aberrations. At present, a causal genetic aberration can be identified in 11-12% of patients. In most, EA/TEF is a sporadic finding; the familial recurrence rate is low (1%). As this suggests that epigenetic and environmental factors also contribute to the disease, non-syndromic EA/TEF is generally believed to be a multifactorial condition. Several population-based studies and case reports describe a wide range of associated risks, including age, diabetes, drug use, herbicides, smoking and fetal alcohol exposure. The phenotypical and genetic heterogeneity seen in EA/TEF patients indicates not one underlying cause, but several. Unraveling the complex multifactorial and heterogeneous etiology of EA/TEF and associated features will require large cohorts of patients. Combined statistical analysis of component findings, genome sequencing, and genome wide association studies will elucidate new causal genetic defects and predisposing loci in the etiology within specific sub-populations. Improved knowledge of environmental risk factors, genetic predisposition and causal genetic syndromes may improve prediction and parental counseling, and prevent co-morbidity. PMID:24931924

  13. Prevalence of 22q11.2 microdeletion in 146 patients with cardiac malformation in a referral hospital of North India

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    2010-01-01

    Background The 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome is a common condition that is associated with cardiac as well as extra-cardiac manifestations. Its prevalence and manifestations from north India has not been reported. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and ability of clinical criteria to predict 22q11.2 microdeletion. Methods A total of 146 cases of cardiac malformation requiring tertiary care at a teaching hospital were prospectively screened for 22q11.2 microdeletion using fluorescence in situ hybridization test. Detailed clinical information was obtained as per guidelines of Tobias, et al (1999). Results Nine out of 146 patients (6.16%) was found to have 22q11.2 microdeletion. All the positive patients showed the presence of extra-cardiac features of 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome. None of the cases with isolated cardiac defect were positive for microdeletion. Conclusions It seems that 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome is over-suspected in children with isolated congenital heart defects. Screening for 22q11.2 microdeletion should be considered in those cardiac malformation cases which have extra-cardiac manifestations in the form of facial dysmorphism and hypocalcaemia. PMID:20573211

  14. Baraitser and Winter syndrome with growth hormone deficiency

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    Chentli, Farida; Zellagui, Hadjer

    2014-01-01

    Baraitser–Winter syndrome (BWS), first reported in 1988, is apparently due to genetic abnormalities that are still not well-defined, although many gene abnormalities are already discovered and de novo missense changes in the cytoplasmic actin-encoding genes (called ACTB and ACTG1) have been recently discovered. The syndrome combines facial and cerebral malformations. Facial malformations totally or partially present in the same patient are: Iris coloboma, bilateral ptosis, hypertelorism, broad nasal bridge, and prominent epicanthic folds. The various brain malformations are probably responsible for growth and mental retardation. To the best of our knowledge, the syndrome is very rare as few cases have been reported so far. Our aim was to describe a child with a phenotype that looks like BWS with proved partial growth hormone (GH) deficiency which was not reported before. A girl aged 7-year-old of consanguineous parents was referred for short stature and mental retardation. Clinical examination showed dwarfism and a delay in her mental development. Other clinical features included: Strabismus, epicanthic folds, broad nasal bridge, and brain anomalies such as lissencephaly, bilateral hygroma, and cerebral atrophy. Hormonal assessment showed partial GH deficiency without other endocrine disorders. Our case looks exactly like BWS. However, apart from facial and cerebral abnormalities, there is a partial GH deficiency which can explain the harmonious short stature. This case seems worth to be reported as it adds GH deficiency to the very rare syndrome. PMID:25624931

  15. Congenital umbilical arterio-venous malformation: a word of caution.

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    Gozar, Horea; Gozar, Liliana; Badiu, Catalin Constantin; Suciu, Horatiu

    2014-05-01

    We report on an 18-month old girl who presented in good clinical shape with a pulsatile tumour in the umbilical area which had a shape and localization similar to that of an umbilical bowel hernia. The Doppler ultrasound of the umbilical tumour revealed a large arterio-venous vascular malformation with a haemodynamically significant blood shunting. Furthermore, the inferior caval vein and the hepatic veins were dilated. Computed tomography angiography revealed permeable umbilical veins and arteries communicating within a large dilated arterio-venous fistula. The growing tumour was excised without any perioperative complications. Further postoperative recovery was uneventful and the baby was discharged 10 days after surgery. We advocate careful antenatal ultrasound evaluation of these vascular malformations. Early surgical removal in newborns is vital in order to avoid severe complications. PMID:24550232

  16. Giant mesenteric lymphatic malformation presenting as small bowel volvulus

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    Cauley, Christy E.; Spencer, Philip J.; Sagar, Pallavi; Goldstein, Allan M.

    2013-01-01

    Abdominal pain with bilious emesis is an ominous clinical presentation with many possible causes. We describe a previously healthy 4-year-old boy who presented with these symptoms and ultrasound findings of fluid throughout most of the abdominal cavity. Computed tomography imaging revealed a large cystic mass (21-by-13 cm) associated with a small bowel obstruction due to volvulus. A laparoscopic exploration was undertaken, revealing a large mass arising from the small intestinal mesentery and causing a segmental volvulus of the small bowel. Conversion to mini-laparotomy allowed reduction of the volvulus and segmental resection of the small bowel associated with a giant mesenteric lymphatic malformation. This case describes a rare cause of intestinal volvulus due to a mesenteric lymphatic malformation. PMID:24963906

  17. Congenital malformations of the vertebral column in ancient amphibians.

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    Witzmann, F; Rothschild, B M; Hampe, O; Sobral, G; Gubin, Y M; Asbach, P

    2014-04-01

    Temnospondyls, the largest group of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic amphibians, primitively possess rhachitomous vertebrae with multipartite centra (consisting of one horse-shoe-shaped inter- and paired pleurocentra). In a group of temnospondyls, the stereospondyls, the intercentra became pronounced and disc-like, whereas the pleurocentra were reduced. We report the presence of congenital vertebral malformations (hemi, wedge and block vertebrae) in Permian and Triassic temnospondyls, showing that defects of formation and segmentation in the tetrapod vertebral column represent a fundamental failure of somitogenesis that can be followed throughout tetrapod evolution. This is irrespective of the type of affected vertebra, that is, rhachitomous or stereospondylous, and all components of the vertebra can be involved (intercentrum, pleurocentrum and neural arch), either together or independently on their own. This is the oldest known occurrence of wedge vertebra and congenital block vertebra described in fossil tetrapods. The frequency of vertebral congenital malformations in amphibians appears unchanged from the Holocene. PMID:23551141

  18. Management of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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    Mouchtouris, Nikolaos; Chitale, Ameet; Starke, Robert M.; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula I.; Rosenwasser, Robert H.; Jabbour, Pascal M.

    2015-01-01

    Cerebral cavernous malformations are the most common vascular malformations and can be found in many locations in the brain. If left untreated, cavernomas may lead to intracerebral hemorrhage, seizures, focal neurological deficits, or headaches. As they are angiographically occult, their diagnosis relies on various MR imaging techniques, which detect different characteristics of the lesions as well as aiding in planning the surgical treatment. The clinical presentation and the location of the lesion are the most important factors involved in determining the optimal course of treatment of cavernomas. We concisely review the literature and discuss the advantages and limitations of each of the three available methods of treatment—microsurgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, and conservative management—depending on the lesion characteristics. PMID:25629087

  19. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Case reports and literature review.

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    Grahmann, P R; Bonnet, R; Swoboda, L; Nöldge, G; Hasse, J

    1994-05-01

    Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) represent an uncommon disease with only 500 reported cases. To emphasize the resectional surgical standard, 2 patients with PAVM and pulmonary right-to-left shunt are presented and the optional treatments discussed. One patient had suffered from a cerebrovascular accident. The other patient's diagnosis resulted from a coincidental finding in connection with an unrelated illness. Because of the risk of acutely developing complications, especially disabling or fatal cerebral ischemia, therapy is generally recommended even in asymptomatic patients. The 2 patients presented here were treated by resection. Surgical treatment with a very low risk and parenchyma-sparing technique remains the golden standard for large isolated malformations. In addition to the established and reliable operative therapy, since 1978 catheter embolization is becoming the method of choice with an increasing range of indications in those centers experienced with this technique. PMID:8172388

  20. [Port wine stains or capillary malformations: surgical treatment].

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    Berwald, C; Salazard, B; Bardot, J; Casanova, D; Magalon, G

    2006-01-01

    Capillary malformations do not demand mostly any therapeutics. For aesthetic reasons, family or child can demand a treatment to ease even to remove the unsightly character of the lesion. In this context, the means employees must be simple and not engender aftereffects more unaesthetic than the lesion. The pulsed dye laser fulfils perfectly this conditions by improving the color of the lesion without touching the texture of the skin. However it's a treatment requiring many sessions over 2-3 years. Surgery keeps an interest for the treatment of capillary malformations resistant to laser (in particular on the limbs) or to treat soft tissues hyperplasia met in certain cervicofacial locations. The surgery uses the whole techniques of plastic surgery classified from the most simple to the most complicated: excision-suture in one time or iterative, excision and coverage by a skin graft, use of skin expansion techniques with local flaps. PMID:17005311

  1. Management of cerebral cavernous malformations: from diagnosis to treatment.

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    Mouchtouris, Nikolaos; Chalouhi, Nohra; Chitale, Ameet; Starke, Robert M; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula I; Rosenwasser, Robert H; Jabbour, Pascal M

    2015-01-01

    Cerebral cavernous malformations are the most common vascular malformations and can be found in many locations in the brain. If left untreated, cavernomas may lead to intracerebral hemorrhage, seizures, focal neurological deficits, or headaches. As they are angiographically occult, their diagnosis relies on various MR imaging techniques, which detect different characteristics of the lesions as well as aiding in planning the surgical treatment. The clinical presentation and the location of the lesion are the most important factors involved in determining the optimal course of treatment of cavernomas. We concisely review the literature and discuss the advantages and limitations of each of the three available methods of treatment--microsurgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, and conservative management--depending on the lesion characteristics. PMID:25629087

  2. Seizure control after radiosurgery on cerebral arteriovenous malformations

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    Yoshihisa Kida; Tatsuya Kobayashi; Takayuki Tanaka; Yoshimasa Mori; Tosinori Hasegawa; Toshiki Kondoh

    2000-01-01

    Among 462 cases of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treated with gamma-radiosurgery, the initial presentations were haemorrhage in 68%, epilepsy in 12.8%, neurological deficits in 3.2%, minor symptoms in 7.6% and asymptomatic in 4.5% respectively. There were 79 cases (17.1%) who had had a convulsive seizure before radiosurgery and they were classified into two groups: 58 cases presented with seizure as

  3. Congenital cystoid adenomatoid malformation: Surgery in a young child.

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    Hasnain Fatimi, Saulat; Asif Ali, Taimur; Majid, Zain; Deedar Ali, Ranish

    2015-07-01

    We present the case of a 3.5-year-old child who presented with recurrent chest infections and fever since birth. Antenatal ultrasonography had shown that she had a congenital cystic malformation of the left lower lobe of her lung. She was initially managed conservatively, and after a couple of years, underwent an uneventful left lower lobectomy via a posterolateral thoracotomy. She did very well after the procedure and her symptoms resolved significantly. PMID:25505008

  4. Present State of Microneurosurgery of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

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    Juha Hernesniemi; Rossana Romani; Martin Lehecka; Puchong Isarakul; Reza Dashti; Özgür Celik; Ondrej Navratil; Mika Niemelä; Aki Laakso

    Microneurosurgical excision is known to be the definitive treatment for brain arteriovenous malformation (AVMs). The most\\u000a important factors governing the operability of an AVM are location, size, age of the patient, and the neurosurgeon’s and team’s\\u000a experience. We present in this review the surgical experience of the senior author (JH) in microneurosurgical treatment of\\u000a brain AVMs. This consists of the

  5. Coexistence of an intracranial meningioma and an arteriovenous malformation

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    Honeybul, Stephen

    2015-01-01

    The occurrence of a primary brain tumour in association with a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a recognized but rarely reported finding. A 56-year-old female presented following a single tonic clonic seizure. Radiological investigations revealed a left posterior frontal parafalcine meningioma and a left parietal AVM. Both were uneventfully resected. Whether there is a causal relationship is unproven, however, this case report might lend some support to this hypothesis given the relatively close proximity of the two lesions.

  6. Fetal Facial Defects: Associated Malformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities

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    K. H. Nicolaides; D. R. Salvesen; R. J. M. Snijders; C. M. Gosden

    1993-01-01

    During an 8-year period, facial defects were observed in 146 (7%) of the 2,086 fetuses that underwent karyotyping in our unit because of fetal malformations and\\/or growth retardation. Chromosomal abnormalities were detected in 37 of 56 (66%) fetuses with micrognathia, in 10 of 13 (77%) with macroglossia, in 31 of 64 (48 %) with cleft lip and palate, in 5

  7. Embolotherapy of Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations: Long-Term Results

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    Daniel W. Lee; Robert I. White; Thomas K. Egglin; Jeffrey S. Pollak; Pierre B. Fayad; Joel A. Wirth; Melvin M. Rosenblatt; Kevin W. Dickey; Catherine M. Burdge

    1997-01-01

    Background. The purpose of this study was to document the long-term results of transcatheter embolotherapy of large pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs).Methods. From a data base of 221 consecutive patients with PAVMs treated by embolotherapy between 1978 and 1995, 45 patients with 52 PAVMs, supplied by feeding arteries 8 mm in diameter or larger, were selected for a retrospective investigation.Results. Of

  8. Coexistence of an intracranial meningioma and an arteriovenous malformation.

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    Honeybul, Stephen

    2015-01-01

    The occurrence of a primary brain tumour in association with a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a recognized but rarely reported finding. A 56-year-old female presented following a single tonic clonic seizure. Radiological investigations revealed a left posterior frontal parafalcine meningioma and a left parietal AVM. Both were uneventfully resected. Whether there is a causal relationship is unproven, however, this case report might lend some support to this hypothesis given the relatively close proximity of the two lesions. PMID:26060239

  9. Pediatric stroke: the importance of cerebral arteriopathy and vascular malformations

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    Lauren A. Beslow; Lori C. Jordan

    2010-01-01

    Purpose  Population-based estimates of the annual incidence of childhood stroke range from 2 to 13 per 100,000 person-years. More than\\u000a half of children who have had a stroke have long-term neurological sequelae. The goal of this article is to review recent\\u000a literature on both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in children with a focus on cerebral arteriopathy and vascular malformations\\u000a as stroke

  10. Cerebral arteriovenous malformation: prenatal and postnatal central blood flow dynamics

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    D. J. Patton; J-C Fouron

    1995-01-01

    Using the Doppler technique, this study compared the prenatal and postnatal flow patterns of an infant with cerebral arteriovenous (AV) malformation. Fetal right ventricular end-diastolic dimension was 1.7 cm with right ventricular ejection equaling 66% of the combined cardiac output. Diastolic flow was reversed in the fetal aortic isthmus but forward-moving in the descending aorta, resulting in a watershed phenomenon.

  11. Thoracoscopic anatomical resection of congenital lung malformations in adults

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    Macias, Lidia; Ojanguren, Amaia; Dahdah, Julien

    2015-01-01

    Congenital lung malformations (CLM) are a heterogeneous group of disorders that may require surgical resection to prevent complications. Thoracoscopic resection of CLM has been reported in infants. Our goal was to state whether it can also be a viable option in adults. Between 2007 and 2014, 11 patients had a thoracoscopic resection of a CLM (six lobectomies and five anatomic segmentectomies) with satisfactory results. Although being more challenging in adults due to infectious sequellae, this approach is safe. PMID:25922729

  12. Congestive hepatopathy secondary to large renal arteriovenous malformation

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    Khalife, Mohammad; Faraj, Walid; Salah, Fatima; Haydar, Ali A

    2013-01-01

    A 75-year-old woman presented with acute onset dyspnoea, and was found to have signs of pulmonary congestion on clinical examination. Imaging revealed cardiomegaly and coincident congestive hepatopathy, secondary to a left renal arteriovenous malformation. The presence of a high flow vascular shunt in the left kidney was possibly the causative factor behind both the high-output cardiac failure and congestive hepatopathy. PMID:23349173

  13. Congestive hepatopathy secondary to large renal arteriovenous malformation.

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    Khalife, Mohammad; Faraj, Walid; Salah, Fatima; Haydar, Ali A

    2013-01-01

    A 75-year-old woman presented with acute onset dyspnoea, and was found to have signs of pulmonary congestion on clinical examination. Imaging revealed cardiomegaly and coincident congestive hepatopathy, secondary to a left renal arteriovenous malformation. The presence of a high flow vascular shunt in the left kidney was possibly the causative factor behind both the high-output cardiac failure and congestive hepatopathy. PMID:23349173

  14. Transcranial colour-coded duplex sonography of cerebral arteriovenous malformations

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    R. W. Baumgartner; H. P. Mattle; G. Schroth

    1996-01-01

    A transcranial colour-coded duplex sonography (TCCD) study was performed to evaluate the sensitivity of detection and the\\u000a feasibility of visualising details of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We prospectively examined 15 patients with\\u000a 2 large (> 4 cm), 7 medium-size (2–4 cm) and 6 small (< 2 cm) radiologically proven supratentorial AVMs of the brain using\\u000a TCCD. A feeding vessel was

  15. Heterozygous Mutations of OTX2 Cause Severe Ocular Malformations

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    Ragge, Nicola K.; Brown, Alison G.; Poloschek, Charlotte M.; Lorenz, Birgit; Henderson, R. Alex; Clarke, Michael P.; Russell-Eggitt, Isabelle; Fielder, Alistair; Gerrelli, Dianne; Martinez-Barbera, Juan Pedro; Ruddle, Piers; Hurst, Jane; Collin, J. Richard O.; Salt, Alison; Cooper, Simon T.; Thompson, Pamela J.; Sisodiya, Sanjay M.; Williamson, Kathleen A.; FitzPatrick, David R.; Heyningen, Veronica van; Hanson, Isabel M.

    2005-01-01

    Major malformations of the human eye, including microphthalmia and anophthalmia, are examples of phenotypes that recur in families yet often show no clear Mendelian inheritance pattern. Defining loci by mapping is therefore rarely feasible. Using a candidate-gene approach, we have identified heterozygous coding-region changes in the homeobox gene OTX2 in eight families with ocular malformations. The expression pattern of OTX2 in human embryos is consistent with the eye phenotypes observed in the patients, which range from bilateral anophthalmia to retinal defects resembling Leber congenital amaurosis and pigmentary retinopathy. Magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed defects of the optic nerve, optic chiasm, and, in some cases, brain. In two families, the mutations appear to have occurred de novo in severely affected offspring, and, in two other families, the mutations have been inherited from a gonosomal mosaic parent. Data from these four families support a simple model in which OTX2 heterozygous loss-of-function mutations cause ocular malformations. Four additional families display complex inheritance patterns, suggesting that OTX2 mutations alone may not lead to consistent phenotypes. The high incidence of mosaicism and the reduced penetrance have implications for genetic counseling. PMID:15846561

  16. Environmental monitoring using malformed embryos of the amphipod Monoporeia affinis

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    Sundelin, B.; Eriksson, A.K. [Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Applied Environmental Research

    1995-12-31

    Reproduction variables of Monoporeia affinis, such as embryonic malformation were confirmed as the most sensitive variable, when soft bottom microcosms were exposed to metals such as cadmium and lead, arsenic, organic compounds such as 4,5,6 trichloroguaiacol, contaminated sediment from areas impacted by heavy metals and pulp mill effluents. The effects were demonstrated also in low concentrations that did not significantly affect the meiofauna community. The microcosm test-system with high ecological realism could offer a possibility to translate laboratory results to the natural environments. Field surveys outside different types of pulp mills and metal works on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia have confirmed the laboratory results. Significantly higher levels of malformed embryos of Monoporeia affinis were demonstrated in the impacted areas in comparison with reference areas. The reproduction variables of Monoporeia affinis have been used in the national environmental monitoring program during two years and results indicated possibilities to distinguish between effects of xenobiotica and secondary eutrophication effects, such as unsaturated oxygen condition and occurrence of sulfides, which resulted in increased frequencies of dead eggs but not affected the frequencies of malformed eggs and embryos.

  17. Multimodality intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during Onyx embolization of cerebrovascular malformations.

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    Deshaies, Eric M; Singla, Amit; Allott, Geoffrey; Villwock, Mark R; Li, Fenghua; Gorji, Reza

    2015-03-01

    General anesthesia prohibits neurological examination during embolization of cerebrovascular malformations when provocative testing prior to pedicle occlusion is needed. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) has the potential to fill this gap but remains relatively unexplored. We conduct a retrospective review of consecutive patients with cerebrovascular malformations treated with Onyx (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide) embolization under general anesthesia with IONM from 2009 to 2012. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), transcranial motor evoked potentials (TcMEPs), visual evoked potential (VEPs), auditory brainstem response (ABR), and electroencephalography (EEG) were used selectively in all patients depending on the location of the malformation. Provocative testing combined with IONM was performed in 28 patients over 75 sessions. Three patients demonstrated changes in TcMEPs or ABR during provocative testing, which halted the planned embolization. Two patients demonstrated changes in baseline SSEPs after embolization, despite normal IONM during provocative testing, correlating with postprocedural contralateral weakness. Six patients developed visual deficits after arterial occlusion despite unchanged VEPs and occipital EEG during provocative testing and embolization. We therefore conclude that the sensitivity of TcMEPs and SSEPs is preferable to EEG, and we strongly caution against relying on occipital recorded VEPs to predict visual deficits. PMID:26036117

  18. OBESITY AND THE RISK AND DETECTION OF FETAL MALFORMATIONS

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    RACUSIN, Diana; STEVENS, Blair; CAMPBELL, Genevieve; AAGAARD-TILLERY, Kjersti

    2012-01-01

    The incidence of obesity in pregnancy has increased over the past two decades, with nearly 50% of U.S. women aged 15–49 are classified as overweight or obese. Obesity (independent of diabetes) among gravidae poses unique risks which extend towards the fetus, with several large population-based analyses demonstrating independent increased risks for fetal malformations including neural tube defects, cardiac anomalies, and orofacial clefts as well as stillbirth and macrosomia. Unfortunately, several lines of evidence also suggest that the quality of the prenatal fetal anatomic survey and certain aspects of prenatal diagnostic screening programs are significantly limited. The net effect is that among obese gravidae, the increased risk of fetal anomalies is further offset by a concomitant diminished ability to sonographically detect such malformation in the prenatal interval. The purpose of this summary review is to systematically examine the evidence suggesting an increased risk of fetal malformations in obese gravidae, the contributing role of diabetes, and the limitations of prenatal diagnostic and sonographic screening among this at-risk population. PMID:22713503

  19. Acute respiratory arrest. A complication of malformation of the shunt in children with myelomeningocele and Arnold-Chiari malformation.

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    Tomita, T; McLone, D G

    1983-02-01

    Three children had hydrocephalus associated with myelomeningocele and the Arnold-Chiari malformation. They all experienced neck pain and opisthotonos, followed by the sudden onset of respiratory arrest as a result of the malfunction of a CSF shunt. There were no changes in pupillary response, and each patient remained alert until shortly before the respiratory arrest. Prompt surgical revision of the CSF shunt was carried out, and all three patients recovered. The mechanism of acute respiratory arrest seems to be acute compression of the brainstem as a result of hydrocephalus. The supratentorial pressure is direct on the posterior fossa structures through the enlarged tentorial opening, which is one of the characteristics of the brain in the Arnold-Chiari malformation. Sudden respiratory arrest, a life-threatening complication, is a result of a malfunction of the CSF shunt in children with myelomeningocele and requires prompt surgical decompression. PMID:6849301

  20. "One More for My Baby": Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Its Implications for Social Workers

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    Cousins, Wendy; Wells, Karen

    2005-01-01

    Foetal alcohol syndrome has been described as the commonest preventable cause of mental retardation in the Western world. It refers to a pattern of malformations, growth retardation and central nervous system impairments found in children of mothers who drink large amounts of alcohol while they are pregnant. This paper describes the nature of…

  1. Speech and Language in Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: A Case-Study

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    Van Borsel, John; De Grande, Sigrid; Van Buggenhout, Griet; Fryns, Jean-Pierre

    2004-01-01

    Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS), a condition resulting from a distal deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4, is usually associated with a severe phenotypic expression including multiple malformations, delayed psychomotor development, and profound learning disabilities. As far as communicative development is concerned, speech is usually absent…

  2. Clinical and genetic distinction between Walker-Warburg syndrome and muscle- eye- brain disease

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    B. Cormand; H. Pihko; M. Bayés; L. Valanne; P. Santavuori; B. Talim; R. Gershoni-Baruch; A. Ahmad; H. van Bokhoven; H. G. Brunner; T. Voit; H. Topaloglu; W. B. Dobyns; A.-E. Lehesjoki

    Article abstract—Background: Three rare autosomal recessive disorders share the combination of congenital muscular dystrophy and brain malformations including a neuronal migration defect: muscle- eye-brain disease (MEB), Walker- Warburg syndrome (WWS), and Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD). In addition, ocular abnormalities are a constant feature in MEB and WWS. Lack of consistent ocular abnormalities in FCMD has allowed a clear clinical

  3. Deletion of short arm of chromosome 18, Del(18p) syndrome.

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    Babaji, Prashant; Singh, Anurag; Lau, Himani; Lamba, G; Somasundaram, P

    2014-01-01

    Deletion of the short arm of chromosome 18 is a rare syndrome clinically presenting with variable mental retardation, growth retardation, low height, pectus excavatum, craniofacial malformations including long ear, ptosis, microcephaly and short neck. This case report presents with characteristic features along with rare feature of single nostril. PMID:24531606

  4. Early single photon emission computed tomography in Sturge-Weber syndrome

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    F Pinton; C Chiron; O Enjolras; J Motte; A Syrota; O Dulac

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVESFunctional cerebral imaging PET and SPECT have shown hypometabolism and hypoperfusion in the area of vascular malformation in children with epilepsy due to Sturge-Weber syndrome. However, data are scarce in infants and do not exist in patients with Sturge-Weber disease without epilepsy. The pattern of perfusion during the first two years of life was studied including patients before the onset

  5. Anesthetic management of a patient with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome: case report.

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    Madi-Jebara, Samia; El-Hajj, Christine; Jawish, Dolly; Ayoub, Eliane; Kharrat, Khalil; Antakly, Marie-Claire

    2007-09-01

    The Freeman-Sheldon syndrome (FSS) is a rare congenital myopathy and dysplasia. The musculoskeletal and soft-tissue manifestations of FSS often require orthopedic and plastic reconstructive surgery. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl with FSS operated for lower limb malformation during spinal anesthesia. PMID:17967677

  6. Congenital mydriasis and prune belly syndrome in a child with an ACTA2 mutation.

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    Brodsky, Michael C; Turan, Kadriye Erkan; Khanna, Cheryl L; Patton, Alice; Kirmani, Salman

    2014-08-01

    We report the association of congenital mydriasis with prune belly syndrome and cerebrovascular anomalies in a 9-year-old boy who was found to have an ACTA2 mutation. This case illustrates the spectrum of systemic malformations that are attributable to mutations in ACTA2 and expands the spectrum of cerebrovascular anomalies that are now known to accompany congenital mydriasis. PMID:24998021

  7. Mutational analysis of HOXD13 and HOXA13 genes in the triphalangeal thumb–brachyectrodactyly syndrome

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    A. Pérez-Cabrera; S. Kofman-Alfaro; J. C. Zenteno

    2002-01-01

    The triphalangeal thumb–brachyectrodactyly syndrome is a very rare autosomal dominant disorder of unknown etiology characterized by an unusual pattern of limb malformations: triphalangeal thumbs and brachyectrodactyly in the hands, and ectrodactyly in the feet. In a previous report, we described the clinical and radiographical features of three related subjects with the disease and suggest that due to the unusual combination

  8. The Sturge-Weber syndrome: correlation between the clinical status and radiological CT and MRI findings

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    L. Martí-Bonmatí; F. Menor; F. Mulas

    1993-01-01

    In the Sturge-Weber syndrome facial venous and leptomeningeal angiomas are associated. We studied 14 consecutive cases with clinical and radiological evaluations [computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)]. Radiological studies demonstrated the extent and patency of the leptomeningeal angiomatous malformation, the degree of parenchymal atrophy, the presumed ischemic changes affecting the gray and white matter, the presence and extent

  9. [Unilateral nasal obstruction in children: Pai syndrome].

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    Zanetta, Adrián; Cuestas, Giselle; Oviedo, Maricruz; Tiscorni, Carlos

    2011-10-01

    Unilateral obstruction of the nasal cavity in children is mainly caused by the introduction of foreign bodies further stated with rhinorrhea and fetid odor. Less commonly, it can be traumatic, neoplastic, due to congenital malformation or iatrogenic. Symptoms of congenital intranasal mass may present at birth, or go unnoticed and be a finding in a routine pediatric examination. Patient evaluation should include imaging studies to guide the diagnosis and rule out intracranial extension. A syndrome associated with congenital nasal tumor should be suspected when other abnormalities are present. Pai syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. Its manifestations are craniofacial being congenital nasal polyp his main marker. We present a patient with unilateral nasal respiratory failure secondary to congenital nasal lipoma, with craniofacial anomalies belonging to Pai syndrome. Nasal obstruction was successfully surgically resolved. PMID:22042063

  10. Cobb syndrome: A rare cause of paraplegia.

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    Pal, Partha; Ray, Sayantan; Chakraborty, Sumit; Dey, Subhasish; Talukdar, Arunansu

    2015-07-01

    Cobb syndrome is an exceedingly rare clinical condition defined by the presence of a vascular skin nevus and an angioma in the spinal canal at the same metamere. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with sudden onset paraplegia. Physical examination showed port-wine stains over buttock and thigh. Magnetic resonance (MR) angiogram of the dorso-lumbar spine revealed a large arteriovenous malformation (AVM) at D11-D12 to L2-L3 levels. These concurrent findings led to the diagnosis of Cobb's syndrome. The patient received orally administered prednisolone therapy and underwent endovascular embolization of spinal angioma. Cobb's syndrome is a rare disease entity and literature search revealed only a few case reports and series mentioning this condition to date. The importance lies in the recognition that cutaneous vascular lesions may clue to an associated spinal cord angioma or AVM that may lead to weakness or paralysis. PMID:26130930

  11. Fetal alcohol syndrome in adolescents and adults.

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    Streissguth, A P; Aase, J M; Clarren, S K; Randels, S P; LaDue, R A; Smith, D F

    1991-04-17

    Fetal alcohol syndrome is a specific recognizable pattern of malformation. Manifestations in 61 adolescents and adults suffering from alcohol teratogenesis are presented. After puberty, the faces of patients with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol effects were not as distinctive. Patients tended to remain short and microcephalic, although their weight was somewhat closer to the mean. The average IQ was 68, but the range of IQ scores widely varied. Average academic functioning was at the second- to fourth-grade levels, with arithmetic deficits most characteristic. Maladaptive behaviors such as poor judgment, distractibility, and difficulty perceiving social cues were common. Family environments were remarkably unstable. Fetal alcohol syndrome is not just a childhood disorder; there is a predictable long-term progression of the disorder into adulthood, in which maladaptive behaviors present the greatest challenge to management. PMID:2008025

  12. 22q11 DS: genomic mechanisms and gene function in DiGeorge\\/velocardiofacial syndrome

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    Thomas M Maynard; Gloria T Haskell; Jeffrey A Lieberman; Anthony-Samuel LaMantia

    2002-01-01

    22q11 deletion syndrome (22qDS), also known as DiGeorge or velocardiofacial syndrome (DGS\\/VCFS), is a relatively common genetic anomaly that results in malformations of the heart, face and limbs. In addition, patients with 22qDS are at significant risk for psychiatric disorders as well, with one in four developing schizophrenia, and one in six developing major depressive disorders. Like several other deletion

  13. Costello Syndrome and the Ras-Extracellular Signal Regulated Kinase (ERK) Pathway

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    Ignacio Pascual-Castroviejo; Martino Ruggieri

    \\u000a Costello syndrome is a multiple congenital malformation\\/ mental retardation (MCA\\/MR) syndrome (OMIM # 218040) characterized by prenatally increased\\u000a growth with subsequent (postnatal) growth retardation (usually as a result of severe postnatal feeding difficulties), distinctive\\u000a coarse face (full lips, large mouth) with macrocephaly, loose skin resembling cutis laxa, diffuse hypotonia and laxity of\\u000a the small joints with ulnar deviation of the

  14. Tricuspid atresia and pulmonary atresia in a child with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome

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    Loomba, Rohit S; Geddes, Gabrielle

    2015-01-01

    Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is a well-characterized condition causing distinctive physical characteristics, intellectual disability, and multiple congenital malformations. Cardiac abnormalities are found in a third of individuals with this condition and usually consist of isolated septal defects or patent ductus arteriosus, although more complex congenital lesions have been described. We present the first reported case of tricuspid atresia and pulmonary atresia with hypoplasia of the right ventricle in the setting of Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome.

  15. [Pasqualini's syndrome: hypoandrogenism with spermatogenesis].

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    Valdés Socin, Hernán; Beckers, Albert

    2015-01-01

    Pasqualini and Bur published the first case of eunuchoidism with preserved spermatogenesis in 1950 in Revista de la Asociación Médica Argentina. The hypoandrogenism with spermatogenesis syndrome included: (a) eunuchoidism, (b) testis with normal spermatogenesis and full volume, with mature spermatozoa in a high proportion of seminiferous tubes and undifferentiated and immature Leydig cells (c) full functional compensation through the administration of chorionic gonadotropin hormone, while hCG is administered (d) total urinary gonadotrophins within normal limits (e) this definition supposes the normal activity of the pituitary and the absence of congenital malformations in general. A first step in the understanding of the physiopathogeny of Pasqualini syndrome or the so called "fertile eunuch" syndrome was the absence of LH in plasma and urine of patients. The second breakthrough was the functional and genetic studies that validated the hypothesis of a functional deficit of LH in these men: it will then also be described in some women. Different groups including ours demonstrated in these cases a LH with varying degrees of immunological activity but biologically inactive in most of the patients, due to one or more inactivating mutations in the LHB gene. Finally, the full comprehension of Pasqualini syndrome allowed to reverse the hypoandrogenic phenotype and to restore fertility in these patients through the use of chorionic gonadotropin and the modern in-vitro fertility techniques. This article is an historical review and a tribute to the memory of Rodolfo Q. Pasqualini. PMID:25637904

  16. Bill malformations in double-crested cormorants with low exposure to organochlorines

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    Kuiken, T.; Fox, G.A.; Danesik, K.L.

    1999-12-01

    Eight of 20 newly hatched double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), captured at Dore Lake (Saskatchewan, Canada) and raised in captivity, developed malformed bills when they were 2 to 3 weeks old. Malformation was characterized by abnormal flexure and rotation of the maxilla and mandible, resulting in a crossed bill. By radiography, the premaxillary and dental bones were misshapen. Morphologically similar malformed bills in free-living comorants have been attributed to exposure to polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons. However, the concentrations of total PCBs in the livers of these captive cormorants with malformed bills and in their diet were lower than have been previously associated with such malformations and were considered too low to have been the cause. The bill malformations may have been caused by deficiency of vitamin D{sub 3}, because the cormorants were kept indoors without exposure to ultraviolet light and were fed frozen fish that may have been deficient in this vitamin.

  17. Metabolic Syndrome

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    ... you know? One in five Americans has the metabolic syndrome. WhO is At risk fOr the metAbOlic syndrOme? The syndrome runs in families and is more ... High blood pressure Most people who have the metabolic syndrome feel healthy and may not have any signs ...

  18. Refined localization of the Prieto-syndrome locus

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    Martinez, F.; Prieto, F. [Unidad de Genetica, Valencia (Spain)] [Unidad de Genetica, Valencia (Spain); Gal, A. [Universitaets-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany)] [Universitaets-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany)

    1996-07-12

    PRS designates the locus for a syndromal form of X-linked mental retardation (Prieto syndrome) characterized by minor facial anomalies, ear malformation, abnormal growth of teeth, clinodactyly, sacral dimple, patellar luxation, malformation of lower limbs, abnormalities of the fundus of the eye, and subcortical cerebral atrophy. Linkage analysis localized the disease locus between DXS84 (Xp21.1) and DXS255. Here we present additional linkage data that provide further support and refinement of this localization. Individual III-18 gave birth to a male, currently aged 2 7/12 years, who clearly shows delayed psychomotor development. He began to walk at 23 months and his speech is delayed. In addition, he shows the characteristic facial anomalies, {open_quotes}dysplastic{close_quotes} ears, sacral dimple, and clinodactyly, as do all other affected males in this family. 7 refs., 1 tab.

  19. Severe pulmonary oedema following therapeutic embolization with Onyx for cerebral arteriovenous malformation.

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    Murugesan, C; Saravanan, Sundararaj; Rajkumar, John; Prasad, Jagadish; Banakal, Sanjay; Muralidhar, Kanchi

    2008-05-01

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by sudden onset of respiratory distress, infiltrates on radiographs consistent with pulmonary oedema, hypoxaemia and increased work in breathing. Infiltrates on radiographs are bilateral, but may be patchy or diffuse and fluffy or dense. It is associated with absence of left heart failure and a PaO2/FiO2 ratio of < or =200. Ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), which was approved by the US FDA in July 2005, is used as an embolic agent for cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). It is a biocompatible liquid polymer that precipitates and solidifies on contact with blood, thus forming a soft and spongy embolus. We report a case of ARDS following therapeutic embolization with ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer for cerebral AVM under general anaesthesia. Experienced perioperative physicians adopted standard anaesthetic technique and monitoring for this procedure. Acute respiratory distress and hypoxaemia developed in the patient following extubation of the trachea. Infiltrates seen on postprocedural chest radiographs were consistent with pulmonary oedema. DMSO, the solvent for the ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, is excreted via the lungs after administration and we postulate that DMSO was the possible cause of ARDS in this patient. Monitoring of haemodynamic parameters (invasive blood pressure, electrocardiography) and ventilatory parameters (ETCO2, SpO2, airway pressure monitoring) are important in the recognition of this possible event. One should be vigilant and anticipate this complication following therapeutic embolization with ethylene vinyl alcohol polymer for the treatment of cerebral AVM. PMID:18172630

  20. Sensitivity of patients with familial cerebral cavernous malformations to therapeutic radiation.

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    Golden, Michael; Saeidi, Saba; Liem, Benny; Marchand, Eric; Morrison, Leslie; Hart, Blaine

    2015-02-01

    Familial cerebral cavernous malformations are autosomal dominant conditions that can result in significant morbidity. A two-hit mechanism is accepted as likely responsible for formation of these malformations. We present two patients with this disease who received therapeutic radiation and developed very high numbers of malformations within the radiation ports, supporting radiation as an accelerator of lesion formation and suggesting implications for risks of radiation in this disease. PMID:25565562

  1. Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to Chiari's malformation—treatment with ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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    Kanna Gnanalingham; Shabin Man Joshi; Ben Lopez; Habib Ellamushi; Peter Hamlyn

    2005-01-01

    BackgroundTrigeminal neuralgia (TN) is most commonly related to vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia associated with Chiari's malformation and associated hydrocephalus are rare.

  2. Superior vena cava syndrome caused by embolisation of liquid Onyx

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    Robbert Crusio; Kishan Ramachandran; Kavan Ramachandran; Yizhak Kupfer; Sidney Tessler

    2011-01-01

    Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is usually caused by a malignancy or the presence of an intravascular device in a central vein. A 74-year-old male with a history of a superior vena cava (SVC) stent underwent embolisation of a brain arterio-venous malformation through the right meningeal artery with liquid Onyx. Two weeks later he presented with acute respiratory failure, upper

  3. First and second branchial arch syndromes: multimodality approach

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    Elodie Senggen; Tarek Laswed; Jean-Yves Meuwly; Leonor Alamo Maestre; Bertrand Jaques; Reto Meuli; François Gudinchet

    2011-01-01

    First and second branchial arch syndromes (BAS) manifest as combined tissue deficiencies and hypoplasias of the face, external\\u000a ear, middle ear and maxillary and mandibular arches. They represent the second most common craniofacial malformation after\\u000a cleft lip and palate. Extended knowledge of the embryology and anatomy of each branchial arch derivative is mandatory for\\u000a the diagnosis and grading of different

  4. Stewart-bluefarb acroangiodermatitis in a case of parkes-weber syndrome.

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    Ghia, Deepti H; Nayak, Chitra S; Madke, Bhushan S; Gadkari, Reshma P

    2014-07-01

    Stewart-Bluefarb acroangiodermatitis is the occurrence of pseudo-kaposiform changes with an underlying arterio-venous malformation. Parkes-Weber syndrome is a triad of arterio-venous malformation with varicose veins with bony and soft-tissue hypertrophy involving the extremity. A 13 year-old-female presented with ulcerated growth with bleeding episodes on right leg since past four years. A reddish discoloration over right leg was noticed at four years of age which remained unchanged until nine years of age, after which it showed rapid increase in size along with disproportionate increase in length and girth of right lower limb. Examination revealed hyperpigmented soft verrucous plaque over the right lower one-third of leg, along with presence of ulcers and dilated tortuous veins in the right lower leg with thrill and bruit over the right popliteal and inguinal region. A differential diagnosis of verrucous hemangioma and arterio-venous malformation with pseudo-kaposiform change was considered. Skin biopsy showed multiple fenestrated capillaries with perivascular lymphocyte infiltrate suggestive of capillary malformations. X-ray showed osteolytic defect in right tibia. Duplex ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging of right leg showed multiple fast flowing small and medium sized arterio-venous malformations of small to moderate size. Thus, on the basis of clinical and radiological features, we made a diagnosis of Stewart-Bluefarb type of acroangiodermatitis with Parkes-Weber syndrome. She was managed conservatively with compression stockings. PMID:25071266

  5. Vasospasm after intraventricular hemorrhage caused by arteriovenous malformation

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    Tseng, Wei-Lung; Tsai, Yi-Hsin

    2015-01-01

    Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) induced vasospasm is rare in clinical practice. We report a case with vasospasm 10 days after IVH due to thalamic bleeding from an arteriovenous malformation. The vasospasm was so severe that transarterial embolization failed. Follow-up angiography could not reveal the vascular lesion and spontaneous thrombosis was considered. The discussion includes literature review and possible mechanism of such phenomenon. IVH-related vasospasm is rare but should always be kept in mind. Early detection with proper treatment provides better clinical outcome in such cases. PMID:25972942

  6. Convergence nystagmus associated with Arnold-Chiari malformation.

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    Mossman, S S; Bronstein, A M; Gresty, M A; Kendall, B; Rudge, P

    1990-03-01

    A case of convergence nystagmus associated with an Arnold-Chiari type I malformation is presented. The nystagmus appeared in the absence of fixation, was provoked during Valsalva's maneuver and neck flexion and extension, and attenuated on deep inspiration. Sagittal magnetic resonance images showed that the diameter of the cerebral aqueduct increased with the neck in full flexion and in full extension. Surgical foramen magnum decompression considerably reduced the nystagmus and abolished the postural variation of aqueduct diameter. It is postulated that this nystagmus was due to a combination of mechanical distortion and abnormal transmission of cerebrospinal fluid pressure to the aqueductal region. PMID:2310320

  7. Brain Arteriovenous Malformation Modeling, Pathogenesis and Novel Therapeutic Targets

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    Chen, Wanqiu; Choi, Eun-Jung; McDougall, Cameron M.; Su, Hua

    2014-01-01

    Patients harboring brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) are at life-threatening risk of rupture and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The pathogenesis of bAVM has not been completely understood. Current treatment options are invasive and ? 20% of patients are not offered interventional therapy because of excessive treatment risk. There are no specific medical therapies to treat bAVMs. The lack of validated animal models has been an obstacle for testing hypotheses of bAVM pathogenesis and testing new therapies. In this review, we summarize bAVM model development; and bAVM pathogenesis and potential therapeutic targets that have been identified during model development. PMID:24723256

  8. Onyx embolization for the treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations

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    Feng Xu; Wei Ni; Yujun Liao; Yuxiang Gu; Bin Xu; Bing Leng; Donglei Song

    2011-01-01

    Background  Onyx has emerged in recent years for the endovascular treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, the\\u000a role of Onyx embolization is still under discussion. We report our initial experiences in the treatment of brain AVMs with\\u000a Onyx embolization.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Between January 2004 and December 2007, 86 patients with brain AVMs were embolized with Onyx. Clinical presentation included\\u000a intracerebral hemorrhage in

  9. Cesarean scar pregnancy: a rare cause of uterine arteriovenous malformation.

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    Akbayir, Ozgur; Gedikbasi, Ali; Akyol, Alpaslan; Ucar, Adem; Saygi-Ozyurt, Sezin; Gulkilik, Ahmet

    2011-01-01

    A 38-year-old gravida 4, para 2 woman with a history of two Cesarean sections and one curettage was referred to our hospital, because of painless vaginal bleeding and 6 weeks + 2 days of amenorrhea. The first diagnosis was Cesarean scar pregnancy, managed with methotrexate. Subsequently, an arteriovenous malformation developed, which was diagnosed with color Doppler imaging. The diagnosis was confirmed with angiography. Successful bilateral uterine artery embolization was performed with ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx), n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl), and gelfoam. PMID:21647920

  10. Congenital malformations in Ecuadorian children: urgent need to create a National Registry of Birth Defects

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    González-Andrade, Fabricio; López-Pulles, Ramiro

    2010-01-01

    Aim This study sets out (a) to estimate the prevalence of admissions by birth defects, using the official database of hospitals of Ecuador; and (b) to set the basis for a new National Register of Birth Defects in Ecuador that works as a program for the clinical and epidemiological investigation of risk factors in the etiology of congenital anomalies in Ecuadorian hospitals, using a case-control methodological approach. This is the first report in their class. Methods The data used in this study are derived from the National Register of Hospital Admission/Discharges of the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos; data of the Ministry of Public Health were also used. Ecuador does not have an official Medical Birth Registry or a Congenital Malformations Registry. Results A total of 51,375 discharges by congenital malformations were registered in a 7-year period. Of these, 16,679 admissions were of children aged less than 1 year of age, with a birth prevalence rate (BPR) of 72.33/10,000 births. 77% of the congenital defects registered comprise the 50 most common birth defects observed in this age group. Cleft lip was the most prevalent birth defect in children less than 1 year of age and the second most common defect in children 1 to 5 years of age. Unilateral cleft lip shows a BPR of 4.57/10,000 births; cardiac birth defects as a group have a BPR of 4.2; hydrocephalus a BPR of 3.77; and Down’s syndrome a BPR of 3.70. Undescended testicle was the most prevalent birth defect in children between 1 to 5 years. 9384 children under 1 year of age were male (55.9%) and 7053 were female (42.1%). BPR in males was 40.45 and in females 30.40. Conclusion This report documents the prevalence estimates for birth defects reported in the hospital discharge data. These estimates are important to 1) plan for health-care and education needs of the Ecuadorian population, 2) identify increased occurrences of birth defects in specific geographic regions, 3) serve as a reference point for assessment of provincial surveillance systems, 4) evaluate national public health interventions, 5) compare Ecuador prevalence estimates with those of other countries, and 6) help determine the appropriate allocation of resources for basic and public health research. There is an urgent need to establish a National Registry of Birth Defects involving different sources of information such as prenatal medical records, birth records and medical records during the first year of life at an early stage, and surveys on cytogenetic prenatal diagnostic surveys and cytogenetics of therapeutic abortions. PMID:23776361

  11. Partial trisomy 10q: a recognizable syndrome.

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    Klep-de Pater, J M; Bijlsma, J B; de France, H F; Leschot, N J; Duijndam-van den Berge, M; van Hemel, J O

    1979-01-19

    Five cases from two nonrelated families with partial trisomy 10q due to a reciprocal translocation t(10;17)(q25;p13) and t(10;11)(q24;q23), respectively, are reported. The phenotypic findings are compared with those of 17 previously published cases; the clinical data justify the conclusion that cases with trisomy 10q show a specific syndrome of mental retardation and malformation characterized by psychomotor retardation, growth retardation, hypotonia, high forehead, flat face, fine and arched eyebrows, antimongoloid slant of the eyes, narrow palpebral fissures, hypertelorism, short nose, bow-shaped mouth, short neck (kypho)scoliosis, and in some cases microcephaly. PMID:429004

  12. Mutations in STRA6 Cause a Broad Spectrum of Malformations Including Anophthalmia, Congenital Heart Defects, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia, Lung Hypoplasia, and Mental Retardation

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    Pasutto, Francesca; Sticht, Heinrich; Hammersen, Gerhard; Gillessen-Kaesbach, Gabriele; FitzPatrick, David R.; Nürnberg, Gudrun; Brasch, Frank; Schirmer-Zimmermann, Heidemarie; Tolmie, John L.; Chitayat, David; Houge, Gunnar; Fernández-Martínez, Lorena; Keating, Sarah; Mortier, Geert; Hennekam, Raoul C. M.; von der Wense, Axel; Slavotinek, Anne; Meinecke, Peter; Bitoun, Pierre; Becker, Christian; Nürnberg, Peter; Reis, André; Rauch, Anita

    2007-01-01

    We observed two unrelated consanguineous families with malformation syndromes sharing anophthalmia and distinct eyebrows as common signs, but differing for alveolar capillary dysplasia or complex congenital heart defect in one and diaphragmatic hernia in the other family. Homozygosity mapping revealed linkage to a common locus on chromosome 15, and pathogenic homozygous mutations were identified in STRA6, a member of a large group of “stimulated by retinoic acid” genes encoding novel transmembrane proteins, transcription factors, and secreted signaling molecules or proteins of largely unknown function. Subsequently, homozygous STRA6 mutations were also demonstrated in 3 of 13 patients chosen on the basis of significant phenotypic overlap to the original cases. While a homozygous deletion generating a premature stop codon (p.G50AfsX22) led to absence of the immunoreactive protein in patient’s fibroblast culture, structural analysis of three missense mutations (P90L, P293L, and T321P) suggested significant effects on the geometry of the loops connecting the transmembrane helices of STRA6. Two further variations in the C-terminus (T644M and R655C) alter specific functional sites, an SH2-binding motif and a phosphorylation site, respectively. STRA6 mutations thus define a pleiotropic malformation syndrome representing the first human phenotype associated with mutations in a gene from the “STRA” group. PMID:17273977

  13. Brain malformations in a patient with deletion 2p16.1: A refinement of the phenotype to BCL11A.

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    Balci, Tugce B; Sawyer, Sarah L; Davila, Jorge; Humphreys, Peter; Dyment, David A

    2015-01-01

    Microdeletions of 2p15-16.1 have been reported in 15 patients with a recognizable syndrome of dysmorphic features, intellectual disability and microcephaly. Facial features include telecanthus, short palpebral fissures, epicanthal folds, a broad nasal root, smooth and long philtrum and large ears. Brain malformations can be observed in this syndrome and include hypoplasia of the corpus callosum and a simplified cortical gyral pattern. Case reports have narrowed the critical region of the neurodevelopmental phenotype to a region that spans the B-cell CLL/lymphoma 11A (BCL11A) gene. Here we present a 3-year-old normocephalic girl with moderate development delay and dysmorphic features including a prominent forehead, telecanthus, depressed nasal bridge, thin upper vermilion and a small chin. Magnetic resonance imaging shows enlargement of the lateral, third and fourth ventricles and hypoplastic corpus callosum, cerebellar vermis and pons. Array CGH revealed a 0.875 Mb de novo deletion at 2p16.1 that includes only BCL11A. The moderate delays, hypoplastic and dysmorphic corpus callosum and hippocampi and the facial features are in keeping with the previously described 2p15-16.1 microdeletion syndrome. However, hypoplasia of the pons and cerebellum are not commonly recognized features and are reminiscent of the brain malformations observed in individuals with a mutation in CASK. CASK is known to interact with BCL11A in the normal growth of axons. This case report highlights the role of BCL11A in 2p15-16.1 microdeletion syndrome and the unique phenotype suggests a common pathway for BCL11A and other genes in neurodevelopment. PMID:25979662

  14. Cervico-oculo-acoustic (Wildervanck) syndrome: clinicoradiological findings

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    Rihani, Farouk Bassam

    2013-01-01

    We describe a girl presented with facial asymmetry and oral mucosal cleft and with further investigations other anomalies were found including hearing loss, Duane syndrome, Klippel-Feil anomaly, Chiari malformation and accessory bone mass in mandibular ramus leading to the clinical diagnosis of cervico-oculo-acoustic (Wildervanck) syndrome (COAS). The patient underwent surgical occipital decompression by preforming suboccipital craniectomy and C1 posterior laminectomy to relieve the cerebellar tonsillar herniation. Surgical removal of mandibular bony mass was done and the patient is now under orthodontic treatment to correct facial asymmetry and malocclusion. PMID:23616324

  15. Loeys-Dietz syndrome: cardiovascular, neuroradiological and musculoskeletal imaging findings

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    Vivek B. Kalra; John W. Gilbert; Ajay Malhotra

    Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an increasingly recognized autosomal-dominant connective tissue disorder with distinctive radiological\\u000a manifestations, including arterial tortuosity\\/aneurysms, craniofacial malformations and skeletal abnormalities. LDS exhibits\\u000a a more aggressive course than similar disorders, such as Marfan or the vascular subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, with morbidity\\u000a and mortality typically resulting from complications of aortic\\/arterial dissections. Early diagnosis, short-interval follow-up\\u000a imaging and prophylactic

  16. Novel occurrence of axenfeld: Rieger syndrome in a patient with blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome.

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    Shah, Bhavin M; Dada, Tanuj; Panda, Anita; Tanwar, Mukesh; Bhartiya, Shibal; Dada, Rima

    2014-03-01

    Blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a complex eyelid malformation characterized by the classical tetrad of blepharophimosis, telecanthus, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus. It has been reported to be associated with other ocular anomalies such as euryblepharon, strabismus, nystagmus, amblyopia, microphthalmos, lacrimal drainage apparatus abnormality, extra ocular muscle abnormalities, microcornea, trabecular dysgenesis, optic nerve hypoplasias, and colobomas of the optic disk. We describe a case of BPES with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, a neurocristopathy characterized by maldevelopment of the anterior segment with predisposition to development of glaucoma. Interestingly, both syndromes are caused by mutations in the same class of genes, namely the winged-helix/forked transcription factors (FOX) involved in a variety of developmental processes. PMID:24722273

  17. Model organisms inform the search for the genes and developmental pathology underlying malformations of the human hindbrain

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    Aldinger, Kimberly A.; Elsen, Gina E.; Prince, Victoria E.; Millen, Kathleen J.

    2009-01-01

    Congenital malformations the human hindbrain, including the cerebellum, are poorly understood largely because their recognition is a relatively recent advance for imaging diagnostics. Cerebellar malformations are the most obvious and best characterized hindbrain malformations due to their relative ease to view by MRI and the recent identification of several causative genes1. Malformations of the pons and medulla have also been described both in isolation and in association with cerebellar malformations2. Although little is understood regarding the specific developmental pathologies underlying hindbrain malformations in humans, much is known regarding the mechanisms and genes driving hindbrain development in vertebrate model organisms. Thus, studies in vertebrate models provide a developmental framework in which to categorize human hindbrain malformations and serve to inform our thinking regarding disrupted developmental processes and candidate genes. Here we survey the basic principles of vertebrate hindbrain development and integrate our current knowledge of human hindbrain malformations into this framework. PMID:19778712

  18. Mapping a Gene Causing Cerebral Cavernous Malformation to 7q11.2-q21

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    Murat Gunel; Issam A. Awad; John Anson; Richard P. Lifton

    1995-01-01

    Cerebral cavernous malformation is a common disease of the brain vasculature of unknown cause characterized by dilated thin-walled sinusoidal vessels (caverns); these lesions cause varying clinical presentations which include headache, seizure, and hemorrhagic stroke. This disorder is frequently familial, with autosomal dominant inheritance. Using a general linkage approach in two extended cavernous malformation kindreds, we have identified linkage of this

  19. Combined spatial-temporal analysis of malformation rates in Bavaria after the Chernobyl accident

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    Helmut Küchenhoff; Astrid Engelhardt; Alfred Körblein

    Malformation rates in the German state of Bavaria, as a whole, did not increase in 1987, the year following the Chernobyl accident. Also an analysis of the monthly data does not show any association between radiation exposure and malformation rates seven month later. But in a detailed analysis on the level of districts taking the spatial structure into account we

  20. Multiple de novo vascular malformations in relation to diffuse venous occlusive disease: a case report

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    H. A. Desal; S. K. Lee; B. S. Kim; S. Raoul; M. Tymianski; K. G. TerBrugge

    2005-01-01

    Brain vascular malformations are dynamic disorders. Although mostly considered to be of congenital origin, the improvement of clinical imaging and vasculogenesis knowledge has shown that they might also result from a biological dysfunction of the remodeling process after birth. Venous occlusive disease and ishemia may represent powerful revealing triggers and support the capillary venous origin of some vascular malformations. We

  1. Regional Ependymal Upregulation of Vimentin in Chiari II Malformation, Aqueductal Stenosis, and Hydromyelia

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    Harvey B. Sarnat

    2004-01-01

    Vimentin, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and S-100 ? protein were studied by immunocytochemistry in the ependyma of patients with Chiari II malformations, congenital aqueductal stenosis, and hydromyelia. Paraffin sections of brains and spinal cords of 16 patients were examined, 14 with Chiari II malformations, most with aqueductal stenosis and\\/or hydromyelia as associated features, and 2 patients with congenital aqueductal

  2. Transcatheter Embolization of Extremity Vascular Malformations: The Long-term Success of Multiple Interventions

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    Caron B. Rockman; Robert J. Rosen; Glenn R. Jacobowitz; Jonathan Weiswasser; Dirk J. Hofstee; B. Fioole; Patrick J. Lamparello; Mark A. Adelman; Paul J. Gagne; Thomas S. Riles

    2003-01-01

    Vascular malformations of the extremities present a difficult therapeutic challenge. Ligation of feeding vessels may lead to tissue necrosis and limb loss and can make subsequent attempts at transcatheter therapy impossible. The purpose of this study was to review our results with transcatheter embolization therapy in symptomatic vascular malformations in the upper and lower extremities in 50 patients. A retrospective

  3. The cyclops and the mermaid: an epidemiological study of two types of rare malformation

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    B Källén; E E Castilla; P A Lancaster; O Mutchinick; L B Knudsen; M L Martínez-Frías; P Mastroiacovo; E Robert

    1992-01-01

    Infants with cyclopia or sirenomelia are born at an approximate rate of 1 in 100,000 births. Eight malformation monitoring systems around the world jointly studied the epidemiology of these rare malformations: 102 infants with cyclopia, 96 with sirenomelia, and one with both conditions were identified among nearly 10.1 million births. Maternal age is somewhat increased for cyclopia, indicating the likely

  4. ADDING INFECTION TO INJURY: SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF PREDATION AND PARASITISM ON AMPHIBIAN MALFORMATIONS

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    Pieter T. J. Johnson; Eric R. Preu; Daniel R. Sutherland; John M. Romansic; Barbara Han; Andrew R. Blaustein

    2006-01-01

    We explored the importance of interactions between parasite infection and predation in driving an emerging phenomenon of conservation importance: amphibian limb malformations. We suggest that injury resulting from intraspecific predation in combination with trematode infection contributes to the frequency and severity of malformations in salamanders. By integrating field surveys and experiments, we evaluated the individual and combined effects of conspecific

  5. Review Article: Chiari Type I Malformation with or Without Syringomyelia: Prevalence and Genetics

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    Marcy C. Speer; David S. Enterline; Lorraine Mehltretter; Preston Hammock; Judith Joseph; Margaret Dickerson; Richard G. Ellenbogen; Thomas H. Milhorat; Michael A. Hauser; Timothy M. George

    2003-01-01

    Chiari type I malformation has traditionally been defined as a downward herniation of the cerebellar tonsils of =5 mm through the foramen magnum and it is likely associated with a volumetrically reduced posterior fossa. Syringomyelia is commonly associated with Chiari type I malformation. We estimate the prevalence of these two conditions and determine that they are more common than previously

  6. Diagnosis and Management of a Vein of Galen Malformation in a Neonate

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    Stacy L. French

    2010-01-01

    Vein of Galen arterial malformation (VGAM) is an arteriovenous malformation between cerebral vessels of the circle of Willis and the vein of Galen. VGAM is a direct communication between an artery and a vein resulting in increased cardiac output due to arterial blood flowing directly into a vein and returning directly to the heart, without traversing the full vascular system.

  7. Learning about Down Syndrome

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    ... genetic terms used on this page Learning About Down Syndrome What is Down syndrome? What are the symptoms ... syndrome Additional Resources for Down Syndrome What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to ...

  8. Morphological and functional aspects of progenitors perturbed in cortical malformations

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    Bizzotto, Sara; Francis, Fiona

    2015-01-01

    In this review, we discuss molecular and cellular mechanisms important for the function of neuronal progenitors during development, revealed by their perturbation in different cortical malformations. We focus on a class of neuronal progenitors, radial glial cells (RGCs), which are renowned for their unique morphological and behavioral characteristics, constituting a key element during the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex. We describe how the particular morphology of these cells is related to their roles in the orchestration of cortical development and their influence on other progenitor types and post-mitotic neurons. Important for disease mechanisms, we overview what is currently known about RGC cellular components, cytoskeletal mechanisms, signaling pathways and cell cycle characteristics, focusing on how defects lead to abnormal development and cortical malformation phenotypes. The multiple recent entry points from human genetics and animal models are contributing to our understanding of this important cell type. Combining data from phenotypes in the mouse reveals molecules which potentially act in common pathways. Going beyond this, we discuss future directions that may provide new data in this expanding area. PMID:25729350

  9. Treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: combined neurosurgical and neuroradiologic approach.

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    Cromwell, L D; Harris, A B

    1983-01-01

    Experience with 31 intraoperative embolizations performed on 23 patients is reported. The procedure involves the direct injection of embolic material into the main arterial feeders during craniotomy. The combined effort involves the exposure of the lesion at craniotomy, standard arteriotomy, and fluoroscopically monitored intravascular infusion of contrast material followed by the injection of bucrylate (IBCA, Ethicon, Somerville, NJ) mixed with tantalum or Pantopaque into the feeding vessels and into the interstices of the malformation. It was concluded that the procedure significantly diminishes operating time and blood loss for the lesions that were subsequently resected. Fluoroscopy coupled with high-quality stop-frame videotape recording allows a detailed study of the flow characteristics of the malformation so that polymerization time can be regulated appropriately. Follow-up varied from 3 months to 4 1/2 years. There were two deaths related to the procedure and one additional complication of cortical blindness that partially resolved. None of the survivors rebled. Most of the survivors improved. PMID:6410746

  10. Clinical features and revised diagnostic criteria in Joubert syndrome.

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    Maria, B L; Boltshauser, E; Palmer, S C; Tran, T X

    1999-09-01

    The clinical presentation of children with Joubert syndrome can include nonspecific features such as hypotonia, ataxia, and developmental delay. Careful examination of the face shows a characteristic appearance, and a neuro-ophthalmologic examination shows the presence of oculomotor apraxia. In the neonatal period, most children have hyperpnea intermixed with central apnea. Neuroimaging of the head in the axial plane demonstrates the "molar tooth sign"--deep posterior interpeduncular fossa, thick and elongated superior cerebellar peduncles, and hypoplastic or aplastic superior cerebellar vermis. The central nervous system malformation spectrum observed in radiologic and neuropathologic studies accounts for many clinical features of Joubert syndrome. The developmental delay and cognitive impairment cannot be fully explained by the hindbrain malformation and probably result from dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres. Although related conditions with vermian hypoplasia or aplasia (including Arima; Senior-Loken; and cerebellar vermian hypoplasia, oligophrenia, congenital ataxia, coloboma, and hepatic fibrosis syndromes) can mimic Joubert syndrome, detailed imaging data are lacking in such cases. We propose a revision in diagnostic criteria for Joubert syndrome. PMID:10488903

  11. Premenstrual syndrome

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    Brown I, O'Brien PMS, Marjoribanks I, Wyatt K. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;2:CD001396. Lentz GM. Primary and secondary dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, and ...

  12. Tourette Syndrome

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    If you have Tourette syndrome, you make unusual movements or sounds, called tics. You have little or no control over them. Common tics ... words, spin, or, rarely, blurt out swear words. Tourette syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system. ...

  13. Rett Syndrome

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    ... is Rett Syndrome? Rett syndrome is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder that affects females almost exclusively. The child ... antiepileptic drugs may be used to control seizures. Occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and hydrotherapy may prolong mobility. Some children ...

  14. Metabolic Syndrome

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    Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. These ... doctors agree on the definition or cause of metabolic syndrome. The cause might be insulin resistance. Insulin is ...

  15. Klinefelter syndrome

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    47 X-X-Y syndrome ... have two XX chromosomes. Boys normally have an X and a Y chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome is when ... boy is born with at least one extra X chromosome. Usually, this occurs due to one extra ...

  16. Asperger Syndrome

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    ... have certain genetic or chromosomal conditions, such as fragile X syndrome  or tuberous sclerosis . 11-14 When taken ... and autistic behavior in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome. Am J Ment Retard. 2008; 113(1): 44- ...

  17. Hunter syndrome

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    ... Mild to no mental deficiency Both forms: Carpal tunnel syndrome Coarse features of the face Deafness (gets ... Airway obstruction Carpal tunnel syndrome Hearing loss that gets worse over time Loss of ability to complete daily living activities Joint stiffness that ...

  18. Goodpasture syndrome

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    Goodpasture syndrome is a rare disease that can involve quickly worsening kidney failure and lung disease. Some ... Goodpasture syndrome is an autoimmune disorder . It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy ...

  19. Joubert Syndrome

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    ... sponsored a symposium on Joubert syndrome in 2002. Research priorities for the disorder were outlined at this meeting. NIH Patient Recruitment for Joubert Syndrome Clinical Trials At NIH Clinical Center Throughout the U.S. ...

  20. Metabolic syndrome.

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    Cho, L W

    2011-11-01

    Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of different risk factors that collectively increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The syndrome itself is associated with various metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnoea, male hypogonadism and polycystic ovary syndrome. This review aims to discuss recent developments related to the syndrome, including the associated metabolic complications and goals for therapeutic strategies. PMID:22173246

  1. Sotos syndrome.

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    Juneja, A; Sultan, A

    2011-12-01

    Sotos syndrome is a well-defined childhood overgrowth syndrome characterized by pre- and postnatal overgrowth, developmental delay, advanced bone age, and a typical facial gestalt including macrodolichocephaly with frontal bossing, frontoparietal sparseness of hair, apparent hypertelorism, downslanting palpebral fissures, and facial flushing. This report presents a case of Sotos syndrome in a 5½-year-old child. PMID:22169837

  2. Velocardiofacial Syndrome

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    Gothelf, Doron; Frisch, Amos; Michaelovsky, Elena; Weizman, Abraham; Shprintzen, Robert J.

    2009-01-01

    Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), also known as DiGeorge, conotruncal anomaly face, and Cayler syndromes, is caused by a microdeletion in the long arm of Chromosome 22. We review the history of the syndrome from the first clinical reports almost half a century ago to the current intriguing molecular findings associating genes from the…

  3. Down syndrome

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    Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. ... In most cases, Down syndrome occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21. This form of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21. ...

  4. The genetics of auricular development and malformation: new findings in model systems driving future directions for microtia research.

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    Cox, Timothy C; Camci, Esra D; Vora, Siddharth; Luquetti, Daniela V; Turner, Eric E

    2014-08-01

    Microtia is a term used to describe a wide array of phenotypic presentations of the outer ear. Although the majority of the cases are isolated in nature, much of our understanding of the causes of microtia has been driven by the identification of genes underlying syndromic forms where the anomaly co-presents with various other craniofacial and extra-craniofacial structural defects. In this review we discuss recent findings in mice deficient in Hoxa2, a key regulator of branchial arch patterning, which has necessitated a revision to the canonical model of pinna morphogenesis. The revised model will likely impact current classification schemes for microtia and, as we argue in this review, the interpretation of the developmental basis for various auricular malformations. In addition, we highlight recent studies in other mammalian species that are providing the first clues as to possible causes of at least some isolated anomalies and thus should now accelerate the search for the more elusive genetic contributions to the many isolated and non-syndromic cases of microtia. These findings, together with the application of new genome-level sequencing technologies and more thorough quantitative assessment of available mutant mouse resources, promise an exciting future for genetic studies in microtia. PMID:24880027

  5. A well-documented trisomy 13 case presenting with a number of common and uncommon features of the syndrome

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    Sevim Balci; Diclehan Orhan; Tevfik Karagöz

    2008-01-01

    Trisomy 13 is a very rare and lethal autosomal chromosomal malformation syndrome. Its incidence is 1\\/12,000 births. In this paper, we present a new trisomy 13 case associated with unusual and undescribed findings. This patient was the first child of unrelated parents with advanced maternal and paternal age, at 36 and 38 years, respectively. Unfortunately, the parents did not accept

  6. Recurrent microdeletion at 17q12 as a cause of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome: two case reports

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    Laura Bernardini; Stefania Gimelli; Cristina Gervasini; Massimo Carella; Anwar Baban; Giada Frontino; Giancarlo Barbano; Maria Teresa Divizia; Luigi Fedele; Antonio Novelli; Frédérique Béna; Faustina Lalatta; Monica Miozzo; Bruno Dallapiccola

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) consists of congenital aplasia of the uterus and the upper part of vagina due to anomalous development of Müllerian ducts, either isolated or associated with other congenital malformations, including renal, skeletal, hearing and heart defects. This disorder has an incidence of approximately 1 in 4500 newborn girls and the aetiology is poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS:

  7. The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (congenital absence of uterus and vagina) – phenotypic manifestations and genetic approaches

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    Daniel Guerrier; Thomas Mouchel; Laurent Pasquier; Isabelle Pellerin

    2006-01-01

    The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome affects at least 1 out of 4500 women and has for a long time been considered as a sporadic anomaly. Congenital absence of upper vagina and uterus is the prime feature of the disease which, in addition, is often found associated with unilateral renal agenesis or adysplasia as well as skeletal malformations (MURCS association). The phenotypic

  8. Segmental ulcerated perineal hemangioma of infancy: a complex case of PELVIS syndrome successfully treated using a multidisciplinary approach.

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    Kaushik, Shivani B; Kwatra, Shawn G; McLean, Thomas W; Powers, Alexander; Atala, Anthony J; Yosipovitch, Gil

    2013-01-01

    We report a case of PELVIS (perineal hemangioma, external genital malformations, lipomyelomeningocele, vesicorenal abnormalities, imperforate anus and skin tag) syndrome in which hemangioma in the perineal area was misdiagnosed at birth as diaper rash. Investigations revealed associated vesicorenal and spinal abnormalities. We emphasize careful diagnosis of suspicious lesions at birth and confirm the successful use of propranolol in treating ulcerated segmental hemangiomas. PMID:23278237

  9. A case of newly diagnosed klippel trenaunay weber syndrome presenting with nephrotic syndrome.

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    Cebeci, Egemen; Demir, Secil; Gursu, Meltem; Sumnu, Abdullah; Yamak, Mehmet; Doner, Bar?s; Karadag, Serhat; Uzun, Sami; Behlul, Ahmet; Ozkan, Oktay; Ozturk, Savas

    2015-01-01

    Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare disease characterized by hemihypertrophy, variceal enlargement of the veins, and arteriovenous (AV) malformations. Renal involvement in KTWS is not known except in rare case reports. Herein, we present a case of KTWS with nephrotic syndrome. A 52-year-old male was admitted due to dyspnea and swelling of the body for the last three months. The pathological physical findings were diffuse edema, decreased lung sounds at the right basal site, increased diameter and decreased length of the left leg compared with the right one, diffuse variceal enlargements, and a few hemangiomatous lesions on the left leg. The pathological laboratory findings were hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, increased creatinine level (1.23?mg/dL), and proteinuria (7.6?g/day). Radiographic pathological findings were cystic lesions in the liver, spleen, and kidneys, splenomegaly, AV malformation on the left posterolateral thigh, and hypertrophy of the soft tissues of the proximal left leg. He was diagnosed to have KTWS with these findings. Renal biopsy was performed to determine the cause of nephrotic syndrome. The pathologic examination was consistent with focal segmental sclerosis (FSGS). He was started on oral methylprednisolone at the dosage of 1?mg/kg and began to be followedup in the nephrology outpatient clinic. PMID:26000182

  10. A Case of Newly Diagnosed Klippel Trenaunay Weber Syndrome Presenting with Nephrotic Syndrome

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    Cebeci, Egemen; Demir, Secil; Gursu, Meltem; Sumnu, Abdullah; Yamak, Mehmet; Doner, Bar?s; Karadag, Serhat; Uzun, Sami; Behlul, Ahmet; Ozkan, Oktay; Ozturk, Savas

    2015-01-01

    Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare disease characterized by hemihypertrophy, variceal enlargement of the veins, and arteriovenous (AV) malformations. Renal involvement in KTWS is not known except in rare case reports. Herein, we present a case of KTWS with nephrotic syndrome. A 52-year-old male was admitted due to dyspnea and swelling of the body for the last three months. The pathological physical findings were diffuse edema, decreased lung sounds at the right basal site, increased diameter and decreased length of the left leg compared with the right one, diffuse variceal enlargements, and a few hemangiomatous lesions on the left leg. The pathological laboratory findings were hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, increased creatinine level (1.23?mg/dL), and proteinuria (7.6?g/day). Radiographic pathological findings were cystic lesions in the liver, spleen, and kidneys, splenomegaly, AV malformation on the left posterolateral thigh, and hypertrophy of the soft tissues of the proximal left leg. He was diagnosed to have KTWS with these findings. Renal biopsy was performed to determine the cause of nephrotic syndrome. The pathologic examination was consistent with focal segmental sclerosis (FSGS). He was started on oral methylprednisolone at the dosage of 1?mg/kg and began to be followedup in the nephrology outpatient clinic. PMID:26000182

  11. Ellis-van Creveld syndrome in adulthood: extending the clinical spectrum

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    Pérez-Andreu, Joaquín; Ray, Victor Glenn; Arribas, José María; Sánchez, Sergio Juan

    2015-01-01

    Ellis-van Creveld (EvC) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive malformation disorder. Cardiac defects are observed in about 50% of EvC cases. Surgical data is lacking on the prognosis and life expectancy of EvC patients. Herein, we report the case of a 38-year-old man with EvC syndrome who underwent two surgical corrections for cardiac anomalies. This report supplements the available information on the clinical course of EvC syndrome in older patients.

  12. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Study Identifies Novel Genomic Regions Associated to Chiari-Like Malformation in Griffon Bruxellois Dogs

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    Lemay, Philippe; Knowler, Susan P.; Bouasker, Samir; Nédélec, Yohann; Platt, Simon; Freeman, Courtenay; Child, Georgina; Barreiro, Luis B.; Rouleau, Guy A.; Rusbridge, Clare; Kibar, Zoha

    2014-01-01

    Chiari-like malformation (CM) is a developmental abnormality of the craniocervical junction that is common in the Griffon Bruxellois (GB) breed with an estimated prevalence of 65%. This disease is characterized by overcrowding of the neural parenchyma at the craniocervical junction and disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow. The most common clinical sign is pain either as a direct consequence of CM or neuropathic pain as a consequence of secondary syringomyelia. The etiology of CM remains unknown but genetic factors play an important role. To investigate the genetic complexity of the disease, a quantitative trait locus (QTL) approach was adopted. A total of 14 quantitative skull and atlas measurements were taken and were tested for association to CM. Six traits were found to be associated to CM and were subjected to a whole-genome association study using the Illumina canine high density bead chip in 74 GB dogs (50 affected and 24 controls). Linear and mixed regression analyses identified associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on 5 Canis Familiaris Autosomes (CFAs): CFA2, CFA9, CFA12, CFA14 and CFA24. A reconstructed haplotype of 0.53 Mb on CFA2 strongly associated to the height of the cranial fossa (diameter F) and an haplotype of 2.5 Mb on CFA14 associated to both the height of the rostral part of the caudal cranial fossa (AE) and the height of the brain (FG) were significantly associated to CM after 10 000 permutations strengthening their candidacy for this disease (P?=?0.0421, P?=?0.0094 respectively). The CFA2 QTL harbours the Sall-1 gene which is an excellent candidate since its orthologue in humans is mutated in Townes-Brocks syndrome which has previously been associated to Chiari malformation I. Our study demonstrates the implication of multiple traits in the etiology of CM and has successfully identified two new QTL associated to CM and a potential candidate gene. PMID:24740420

  13. PI3K/AKT pathway mutations cause a spectrum of brain malformations from megalencephaly to focal cortical dysplasia.

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    Jansen, Laura A; Mirzaa, Ghayda M; Ishak, Gisele E; O'Roak, Brian J; Hiatt, Joseph B; Roden, William H; Gunter, Sonya A; Christian, Susan L; Collins, Sarah; Adams, Carissa; Rivière, Jean-Baptiste; St-Onge, Judith; Ojemann, Jeffrey G; Shendure, Jay; Hevner, Robert F; Dobyns, William B

    2015-06-01

    Malformations of cortical development containing dysplastic neuronal and glial elements, including hemimegalencephaly and focal cortical dysplasia, are common causes of intractable paediatric epilepsy. In this study we performed multiplex targeted sequencing of 10 genes in the PI3K/AKT pathway on brain tissue from 33 children who underwent surgical resection of dysplastic cortex for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Sequencing results were correlated with clinical, imaging, pathological and immunohistological phenotypes. We identified mosaic activating mutations in PIK3CA and AKT3 in this cohort, including cancer-associated hotspot PIK3CA mutations in dysplastic megalencephaly, hemimegalencephaly, and focal cortical dysplasia type IIa. In addition, a germline PTEN mutation was identified in a male with hemimegalencephaly but no peripheral manifestations of the PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome. A spectrum of clinical, imaging and pathological abnormalities was found in this cohort. While patients with more severe brain imaging abnormalities and systemic manifestations were more likely to have detected mutations, routine histopathological studies did not predict mutation status. In addition, elevated levels of phosphorylated S6 ribosomal protein were identified in both neurons and astrocytes of all hemimegalencephaly and focal cortical dysplasia type II specimens, regardless of the presence or absence of detected PI3K/AKT pathway mutations. In contrast, expression patterns of the T308 and S473 phosphorylated forms of AKT and in vitro AKT kinase activities discriminated between mutation-positive dysplasia cortex, mutation-negative dysplasia cortex, and non-dysplasia epilepsy cortex. Our findings identify PI3K/AKT pathway mutations as an important cause of epileptogenic brain malformations and establish megalencephaly, hemimegalencephaly, and focal cortical dysplasia as part of a single pathogenic spectrum. PMID:25722288

  14. Cornelia de Lange syndrome: a case study.

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    Kalal, Goud Iravathy; Raina, Vimarsh P; Nayak, Veerabhadra S; Teotia, Pooja; Gupta, Bhushan V

    2009-02-01

    Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CDLS) is a relatively common multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation disorder with an unknown genetic and molecular pathogenesis. The essential features of this developmental malformation syndrome are retardation in growth, developmental delay, various structural limb abnormalities, and distinctive facial features. Most cases are sporadic and are thought to result from a new dominant mutation. Consequently, hypotheses regarding the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the two distinct phenotypes, classic and mild, are purely speculative. The recent discovery of molecular techniques and identification of the NIPBL gene has allowed etiologic diagnosis of this disorder. In this article, we describe a patient with CDLS in whom conventional cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and NIPBL gene mutation analysis determined an etiologic diagnosis, providing precise genetic counseling and facilitated the family to make an evidence-based decision for conception and also alleviated the extreme degree of anxiety associated with the thought of having a second child in this set of circumstances. PMID:19309268

  15. Onyx® in the management of cranial arteriovenous malformations.

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    Jalaly, Jalal; Dalfino, John; Mousa, Shaker A

    2013-07-01

    The ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, Onyx® (ev3, Inc., MN, USA), is an embolic agent used in the management of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and was approved by the US FDA in 2005. Use of Onyx has resulted in higher curative rates compared with previous embolic agents such as N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate. Onyx has several advantages over previous embolic agents. For instance, Onyx is a copolymer and does not adhere to catheters but solidifies slowly owing to the diffusion of its solvent dimethyl sulfoxide. This review focuses on different results obtained from the experience of different neurointerventionalists with an emphasis on the aim to cure. The studies presented are compared in terms of curative rates, morbidity and mortality. Ideas are presented for future treatment options for AVM rupture using nanotargeted therapy with the guide of specific markers highly expressed on the surface of cells or tissues of interest. Such nanotargeted therapy might transform AVM treatment with new embolic agents. PMID:23895072

  16. A case of scrotal venous malformation mimicking a failed varicocelectomy.

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    Yi, Chong K; Derosa, Raffaella; Sterbis, Joseph R; Ching, Brian H

    2014-01-01

    A 21-year-old man presented to interventional radiology department with several years of left scrotal pain, which exacerbated by prolonged standing and walking. The patient had undergone a left varicocelectomy at the age of 10, after which he had a persistent scrotal mass. As he grew older, the left scrotal mass continued to increase in size, and symptoms progressively worsened. Physical examination revealed a non-tender, firm left scrotal mass which remained unchanged in size after Valsalva manoeuvres. Initial ultrasound examination revealed an extratesticular, intrascrotal mass with minimal internal flow. MRI revealed a heterogeneously enhancing, low-flow venous malformation centred in the midscrotum involving multiple tissue planes. Two sessions of percutaneous sclerotherapy failed to relieve his pain. Three months after the second sclerotherapy, the patient underwent surgical resection. At the time of his postoperative visit, his left scrotal pain had significantly improved and pain with prolonged standing and walking had resolved completely. PMID:24654244

  17. Quantification of intracerebral steal in patients with arteriovenous malformation

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    Homan, R.W.; Devous, M.D. Sr.; Stokely, E.M.; Bonte, F.J.

    1986-08-01

    Eleven patients with angiographically and/or pathologically proved arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) were studied using dynamic, single-photon-emission computed tomography (DSPECT). Quantification of regional cerebral blood flow in structurally normal areas remote from the AVM disclosed areas of decreased flow compared with normal controls in eight of 11 patients examined. Areas of hypoperfusion correlated with altered function as manifested by epileptogenic foci and impaired cognitive function. Dynamic, single-photon-emission computed tomography provides a noninvasive technique to monitor quantitatively hemodynamic changes associated with AVMs. Our findings suggest that such changes are present in the majority of patients with AVMs and that they may be clinically significant. The potential application of regional cerebral blood flow imaging by DSPECT in the management of patients with AVMs is discussed.

  18. [Thrombosed scapular intramuscular venous malformation: A pediatric case report].

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    Fekir, A; Balguerie, X; Bardoux, I; Dacher, J-N; Vivier, P-H

    2015-07-01

    Venous malformation (VM) is a frequent soft tissue mass in children that should not be confused with vascular tumors. We report the case of a 10-year-old boy with a bulky thrombosed VM of the shoulder with functional disability. D-dimer levels were high. Pathognomonic phleboliths were demonstrated on conventional x-rays. Echo-doppler confirmed the venous nature of the lesion and areas without flow suspicious for thrombosis. MRI provides the deep extension and can show non-calcified thrombi that are difficult to see with ultrasound. Localized intravascular coagulopathy is often associated with thrombosis phenomena and has to be confirmed by measurement of D-dimer levels in order to initiate anticoagulation quickly with low-molecular-weight heparin. Follow-up includes measurement of D-dimer levels and potentially MRI to evaluate the anticoagulation efficacy and tailor treatment duration. PMID:26047748

  19. Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation with Diluted Mixture of NBCA

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    Tamatani, S.; Koike, T.; Ito, Y.; Tanaka, R.

    2000-01-01

    Summary The technique of nidus embolization with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) glue is presented. The microcatheter is navigated into the nidus and the tip is set in a wedged position. A diluted mixture of NBCA in ethiodized oil (a 25 % mixture is mainly used) is injected very slowly, using complete column technique. Using this technique, the progression of glues in the nidus can be seen easily, which leads to improve accuracy and effectiveness of embolization. The mean blood pressure is maintained 15% to 20% below baseline for several days after the embolization to prevent hemorrhage caused by normal pressure breakthrough. We believe this technique is very useful and effective method for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations. However; considerable experience in this technique should be required. PMID:20667245

  20. A Description of Spina Bifida Cases and Co-Occurring Malformations, 1976–2011

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    Parker, Samantha E.; Yazdy, Mahsa M.; Mitchell, Allen A.; Demmer, Laurie A.; Werler, Martha M.

    2015-01-01

    Mandatory folic acid fortification in the United States corresponded with a decline in the prevalence of spina bifida (SB). The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiologic characteristics of isolated versus non-isolated SB cases in both pre- and post-fortification periods. SB cases in the Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study from 1976 to 2011 without chromosomal anomalies and syndromes were included. A maternal interview, conducted within 6 months of delivery, collected information on demographics, reproductive history, diet, and supplement use. Daily folic acid intake in the periconceptional period was calculated using both dietary and supplement information and categorized as low intake (<400 ?g/day) or high intake (?400 ?g/day). SB cases (n=1170) were classified as isolated (80.4%) or non-isolated (19.1%). Non-isolated cases were further divided into subgroups based on accompanying major malformations (midline, renal, genital, heart, laterality). Compared to non-isolated cases, isolated cases were more likely to be white, non-Hispanic and have more than 12 years of education. Cases in the renal, genital, and heart subgroups had the lowest proportions of mothers with a high folic acid intake. The change from pre- to post-fortification was associated with a decrease in the proportion of isolated cases from 83% to 72%, though in both periods isolated cases were more likely to be female and their mothers were more likely to have high folic acid intake. These findings highlight the importance of separating isolated and non-isolated cases in etiologic research of SB. PMID:24357196

  1. A familial syndromal form of omphalocele.

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    Port-Lis, Marylin; Leroy, Camille; Manouvrier, Sylvie; Escande, Fabienne; Passemard, Sandrine; Perrin, Laurence; Capri, Yline; Gérard, Bénédicte; Verloes, Alain

    2011-01-01

    Omphalocele is a relatively common developmental anomaly of the abdominal wall. Isolated omphalocele is generally regarded as a sporadic malformation with a negligible recurrence risk, although rare familial occurrences have been reported, compatible with AD, AR and XLR inheritance. Omphaloceles occurring in a syndromal context are strongly correlated with various types of chromosomal anomalies. Few monogenic syndromes have a high frequency of omphalocele. We report a family with facial dysmorphism somewhat reminiscent of Robinow syndrome (flat face, very short, upturned nose, very long and unusually wide philtrum, and flattened maxillary arch), observed in 3 generations. Four sibs in the second generations had large omphaloceles. One child had ectrodactyly. Genomic rearrangements, and WNT5A or ROR2 mutations were excluded in this family. At this point, we feel reasonable to consider this family as expressing a "new" syndrome related but different from Robinow syndrome, associating facial dysmorphism and abdominal wall defect, and compatible with dominant inheritance with variable expressivity, although recessively inherited omphalocele occurring in a family showing independently some dominant craniofacial peculiarities cannot be ruled out. PMID:21333766

  2. Antibiotics potentially used in response to bioterrorism and the risk of major congenital malformations.

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    Cooper, William O; Hernandez-Diaz, Sonia; Arbogast, Patrick G; Dudley, Judith A; Dyer, Shannon M; Gideon, Patricia S; Hall, Kathleen S; Kaltenbach, Lisa A; Ray, Wayne A

    2009-01-01

    This study was designed to assess the association between pregnancy-related exposures to antibiotics recommended for use in the event of a bioterrorism attack and major congenital malformations. A retrospective cohort study included 30 049 infants from Tennessee Medicaid born between 1985 and 2000 identified from computerised state databases. Infants with fetal exposures to ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, doxycycline and amoxicillin (antibiotics recommended for potential bioterrorism attacks) (n = 24 521) and erythromycin (included as a positive control) (n = 2128) were compared with infants with no fetal exposure to any antibiotics (n = 3400). Major congenital malformations identified from computerised records were confirmed through medical record review. Overall, 869 (2.9%) of infants in the cohort had a confirmed major congenital malformation, with major malformations ranging from 2.5% to 3.0% among the antibiotic-specific exposure groups. No increased risk was present in multivariable analyses for any malformations and for malformations of specific organ systems. In conclusion, these data suggest that ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, doxycycline or amoxicillin use by pregnant women should not result in a greater incidence of overall major congenital malformations in infants whose mothers take these medications, though a large increase in risk cannot be ruled out. PMID:19228311

  3. ANTIBIOTICS POTENTIALLY USED IN RESPONSE TO BIOTERRORISM AND THE RISK OF MAJOR CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS

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    Cooper, William O.; Hernandez-Diaz, Sonia; Arbogast, Patrick G.; Dudley, Judith A.; Dyer, Shannon M.; Gideon, Patricia S.; Hall, Kathleen S.; Kaltenbach, Lisa A.; Ray, Wayne A.

    2012-01-01

    SUMMARY This study was designed to assess the association between pregnancy-related exposures to antibiotics recommended for use in the event of a bioterrorism attack and major congenital malformations. A retrospective cohort study included 30,049 infants from Tennessee Medicaid born between 1985–2000 identified from computerized state databases. Infants with fetal exposures to ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, doxycycline, and amoxicillin (antibiotics recommended for potential bioterrorism attacks) and erythromycin (included as a positive control) were compared to infants with no fetal exposure to any antibiotics. Major congenital malformations identified from computerized records were confirmed through medical record review. Overall, 869 (2.9%) of infants in the cohort had a confirmed major congenital malformation, with major malformations ranging from 2.5%–3.0% among the antibiotic-specific exposure groups. No increased risk was present in multivariable analyses for any malformations and for malformations of specific organ systems. In conclusion, these data suggest that ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, doxycycline, or amoxicillin use by pregnant women should not result in a greater incidence of overall major congenital malformations in infants whose mothers take these medications, though a large increase in risk cannot be ruled out. PMID:19228311

  4. Management of cerebral cavernous malformations in the pediatric population: a literature review and case illustrations.

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    Kosnik-Infinger, L; Carroll, C; Greiner, H; Leach, J; Mangano, F T

    2015-09-01

    Cavernous malformations (CM) are vascular malformations of the central nervous system that may occur in the brain and spinal cord. They are one of the four major types of vascular malformations that also includes developmental venous anomalies (DVA)s, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and capillary telangiectasias. CMs are a common vascular malformation, and 25% of them occur in the pediatric age group. They can present with acute or chronic symptoms including headache, neurologic deficits secondary to hemorrhage, mass effect, or epilepsy. This review will focus on the neurosurgical management of intracranial cavernous malformations in children. Pediatric CMs have special considerations different from CM that occur in the adult population which are highlighted throughout this review. Characteristics specific to pediatric CM epidemiology, genetics, presentation, pathology, location, size, epilepsy, and management will be discussed. Specific considerations must be entertained with the diagnosis of pediatric CM in that management needs to include consideration of the lifetime risk of hemorrhage, as well as the possibility of development of epilepsy. If in an accessible location, most cavernomas should be surgically removed in a timely fashion to provide lifelong cure for pediatric patients. The review closes with the discussion of two interesting cavernous malformation cases occurring in a 12-year old male and a 12-year old female that exhibit many of the important aspects specific to the management of a pediatric patient with CM, highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. PMID:25998208

  5. 45,X Turner syndrome with normal ovarial function and multiple malformations of the aorta

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    T. D. Apostolopoulos; M. K. Kyriakidis; S. A. Kitsiou; A. D. Galla-Voumvouraki; A. N. Tsezou; P. K. Toutouzas

    1994-01-01

    We present a case of a female patient with monosomy of X chromosome in peripheral lymphocytes and skin fibroblasts, normal ovarian function and associated multiple congenital abnormalities of the aorta: bicuspid aortic valve, dilatation of the ascending aorta and multiple cystic structures of the aortic wall, complicated by endarteritis. We review the literature on fertile women with 45,X karyotype and

  6. Alopecia universalis congenita, XY gonadal dysgenesis and laryngomalacia: a novel malformation syndrome

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    Hatem El-Shanti; Mojali Ahmad; Kamel Ajlouni

    2003-01-01

    We report on five individuals with the following consistent findings: alopecia universalis congenita, XY gonadal dysgenesis and laryngomalacia persisting beyond infancy. The clinical presentation of the XY gonadal dysgenesis was ambiguous genitalia, appearing as male or, more commonly, female. In one affected individual müllerian structures were present. The affected individuals come from two unrelated families. While in the first family

  7. NPHP4 Variants are Associated with Pleiotropic Heart Malformations

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    French, Vanessa M.; van de Laar, Ingrid M.B.H.; Wessels, Marja W.; Rohe, Christan; Roos-Hesselink, Jolien W.; Wang, Guangliang; Frohn-Mulder, Ingrid M.E.; Severijnen, Lies-Anne; de Graaf, Bianca M.; Schot, Rachel; Breedveld, Guido; Mientjes, Edwin; van Tienhoven, Marianne; Jadot, Elodie; Jiang, Zhengxin; Verkerk, Annemieke; Swagemakers, Sigrid; Venselaar, Hanka; Rahimi, Zohreh; Najmabadi, Hossein; Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne; de Graaff, Esther; Helbing, Wim A.; Willemsen, Rob; Devriendt, Koen; Belmont, John W.; Oostra, Ben A.; Amack, Jeffrey D.; Bertoli-Avella, Aida M.

    2014-01-01

    Rationale Congenital heart malformations are a major cause of morbidity and mortality especially in young children. Failure to establish normal left-right (L-R) asymmetry often results in cardiovascular malformations and other laterality defects of visceral organs. Objective To identify genetic mutations causing cardiac laterality defects. Methods and Results We performed a genome-wide linkage analysis in patients with cardiac laterality defects from a consanguineous family. The patients had combinations of defects that included dextrocardia, transposition of great arteries, double outlet right ventricle, atrio-ventricular septal defects and caval vein abnormalities. Sequencing of positional candidate genes identified mutations in NPHP4. We performed mutation analysis of NPHP4 in 146 unrelated patients with similar cardiac laterality defects. Forty-one percent of these patients also had laterality defects of the abdominal organs. We identified eight additional missense variants that were absent or very rare in controls. To study the role of nphp4 in establishing L-R asymmetry, we used antisense morpholinos to knockdown nphp4 expression in zebrafish. Depletion of nphp4 disrupted L-R patterning as well as cardiac and gut laterality. Cardiac laterality defects were partially rescued by human NPHP4 mRNA, whereas mutant NPHP4 containing genetic variants found in patients failed to rescue. We show that nphp4 is involved in the formation of motile cilia in Kupffer’s vesicle (KV), which generate asymmetric fluid flow necessary for normal L-R asymmetry. Conclusions NPHP4 mutations are associated with cardiac laterality defects and heterotaxy. In zebrafish, nphp4 is essential for the development and function of KV cilia and is required for global L-R patterning. PMID:22550138

  8. Stereotactic proton beam therapy for intracranial arteriovenous malformations

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    Vernimmen, Frederik J.A.I. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg (South Africa)]. E-mail: fv@sun.ac.za; Slabbert, Jacobus P. [Department of Radiation Biophysics, iThemba LABS, Somerset West (South Africa); Wilson, Jennifer A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Pretoria (South Africa); Fredericks, Shaheeda [Department of Radiography/Therapy, iThemba LABS, Somerset West (South Africa); Melvill, Roger [Department of Neurosurgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory (South Africa)

    2005-05-01

    Purpose: To investigate hypofractionated stereotactic proton therapy of predominantly large intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) by analyzing retrospectively the results from a cohort of patients. Methods and Materials: Since 1993, a total of 85 patients with vascular lesions have been treated. Of those, 64 patients fulfilled the criteria of having an arteriovenous malformation and sufficient follow-up. The AVMs were grouped by volume: <14 cc (26 patients) and {>=}14 cc (38 patients). Treatment was delivered with a fixed horizontal 200 MeV proton beam under stereotactic conditions, using a stereophotogrammetric positioning system. The majority of patients were hypofractionated (2 or 3 fractions), and the proton doses are presented as single-fraction equivalent cobalt Gray equivalent doses (SFEcGyE). The overall mean minimum target volume dose was 17.37 SFEcGyE, ranging from 10.38-22.05 SFEcGyE. Results: Analysis by volume group showed obliteration in 67% for volumes <14 cc and 43% for volumes {>=}14 cc. Grade IV acute complications were observed in 3% of patients. Transient delayed effects were seen in 15 patients (23%), becoming permanent in 3 patients. One patient also developed a cyst 8 years after therapy. Conclusions: Stereotactic proton beam therapy applied in a hypofractionated schedule allows for the safe treatment of large AVMs, with acceptable results. It is an alternative to other treatment strategies for large AVMs. AVMs are likely not static entities, but probably undergo vascular remodeling. Factors influencing angiogenesis could play a new role in a form of adjuvant therapy to improve on the radiosurgical results.

  9. Spag17 Deficiency Results in Skeletal Malformations and Bone Abnormalities

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    Teves, Maria Eugenia; Sundaresan, Gobalakrishnan; Cohen, David J.; Hyzy, Sharon L.; Kajan, Illya; Maczis, Melissa; Zhang, Zhibing; Costanzo, Richard M.; Zweit, Jamal; Schwartz, Zvi; Boyan, Barbara D.; Strauss, Jerome F.

    2015-01-01

    Height is the result of many growth and development processes. Most of the genes associated with height are known to play a role in skeletal development. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the SPAG17 gene have been associated with human height. However, it is not clear how this gene influences linear growth. Here we show that a targeted mutation in Spag17 leads to skeletal malformations. Hind limb length in mutants was significantly shorter than in wild-type mice. Studies revealed differences in maturation of femur and tibia suggesting alterations in limb patterning. Morphometric studies showed increased bone formation evidenced by increased trabecular bone area and the ratio of bone area to total area, leading to reductions in the ratio of marrow area/total area in the femur. Micro-CTs and von Kossa staining demonstrated increased mineral in the femur. Moreover, osteocalcin and osterix were more highly expressed in mutant mice than in wild-type mice femurs. These data suggest that femur bone shortening may be due to premature ossification. On the other hand, tibias appear to be shorter due to a delay in cartilage and bone development. Morphometric studies showed reduction in growth plate and bone formation. These defects did not affect bone mineralization, although the volume of primary bone and levels of osteocalcin and osterix were higher. Other skeletal malformations were observed including fused sternebrae, reduced mineralization in the skull, medial and metacarpal phalanges. Primary cilia from chondrocytes, osteoblasts, and embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) isolated from knockout mice were shorter and fewer cells had primary cilia in comparison to cells from wild-type mice. In addition, Spag17 knockdown in wild-type MEFs by Spag17 siRNA duplex reproduced the shorter primary cilia phenotype. Our findings disclosed unexpected functions for Spag17 in the regulation of skeletal growth and mineralization, perhaps because of its role in primary cilia of chondrocytes and osteoblasts. PMID:26017218

  10. Association atrésie de l'oesophage type 3 - microcéphalie: Un syndrome de Feingold incomplet?

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    Shongo, Mick Yapongombo; Lubala, Toni Kasole; Mbuyi, Sébastien Musanzayi; Makinko, Paul Ilunga; Ngwej, Dieudonné Tshikwej; Kabange, Felix Numbi

    2012-01-01

    L'atrésie de l'oesophage est une des malformations digestive les plus fréquentes en néonatologie. Il existe 5 types anatomiques, selon la présence et le siège de la fistule oeso-trachéale. Le diagnostic anténatal est difficile. A la naissance, le diagnostic est suspecté en salle de travail, devant l’échec du passage systématique d'une sonde digestive jusque dans l'estomac. Des trouble de la déglutition, une hyper sialorrhée, une détresse respiratoire sont ensuite retrouvés. Une fistule oeso-trachéale peut être isolée et suspectée devant des épisodes de cyanose et de dyspnée lors des tétées ou en cas de survenue d'une pneumopathie d'inhalation. Dans notre cas, nous avons observé une microcéphalie primaire. Une association microcéphalie et malformation digestive et des membres a été décrite sous le nom de syndrome de Feingold. Chez notre patient, aucune malformation des membres n'a été observée. PMID:23396887

  11. Joubert syndrome: Clinical and radiological characteristics of nine patients

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    Elhassanien, Ahmed Farag; Alghaiaty, Hesham Abdel-Aziz

    2013-01-01

    Background: Joubert Syndrome (JS) is a rare genetic developmental disorder, first identified in 1969. In patients with JS, certain regions of the brain (mainly cerebellar vermis and brainstem) are underdeveloped or malformed. This can lead to impaired attention, visual, spatial, motor, language and social functional skills. JS is characterized by a host of features, many of which do not occur in every patient. Aim of the Study: To spotlight and increase awareness of clinical profile and neuroimaging findings of children with Joubert syndrome. Methods: This is a retrospective case series study of patients with JS who attended the Pediatric Neurology Clinic in Aladan and Alfarawanya Hospitals in Kuwait, from September 2007 to September 2012. Clinical and radiological data were obtained from the patient medical records. Results: Cerebellar vermis hypoplasia/aplasia and apnea were present in all patients, polydactly in 3 of 16, renal problems with cysts in 5 patients and 11 of 16 had abnormal electroretinograms (ERGs). Blood investigations of organic acids, amino acids and very-long-chain fatty acid, were normal in the all the nine patients. Conclusion: JS is a rare genetic brain malformation with association of retinal dystrophy and renal abnormalities. The retinal dystrophy may be progressive. The prognosis of patients depends mainly on the degree of brain malformation. PMID:23956573

  12. Ultrasound-guided endovenous diode laser in the treatment of congenital venous malformations: preliminary experience.

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    Sidhu, Manrita K; Perkins, Jonathan A; Shaw, Dennis W W; Bittles, Mark A; Andrews, R Torrance

    2005-06-01

    The authors present their experience in treating congenital venous malformations with ultrasound (US)-guided endovenous diode laser. Six patients underwent treatment of eight venous malformations for complaints including pain, activity limitation, or cosmetic defect. At a mean follow-up interval of 14.5 months, all had either resolution of (five patients) or marked decrease in (one patient) pain, allowing them to resume previously limited activities. There were no instances of nerve damage or skin necrosis. One patient had a self-limited mucosal tongue base ulcer. In this small series of patients, endovenous laser treatment of venous malformations was effective during short-term follow-up. PMID:15947054

  13. [Management of a perineal arteriovenous malformation in a 5-year-old child].

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    Galinier, P; Philandrianos, C; Bouali, O; Petit, P; Bardot, J; Salazard, B

    2008-06-01

    Arteriovenous malformations are seldom in children but raise important therapeutic problems. Apart from intracranial arteriovenous malformations, few observations have been described in the literature. We report the case of a superficial perineal arteriovenous malformation in a 5-year-old child. Tailored embolization followed shortly by thorough surgery is the best attitude. Surgery must totally eradicate the lesion to allow hope for a cure. Surgery should be reserved for forms that are extensive or a source of complications. Even total resection does not ensure non-recurrence. PMID:18456473

  14. Utility of 99mTc RBC Scintigraphy in Diagnosing Parotid Venous Malformations.

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    Patel, Rosan; Saad, Hannan; Srinivasan, Ashok; Brown, Richard K J

    2015-07-01

    Venous malformations of the parotid glands are uncommon and can be difficult to confirm on routine anatomical imaging alone because of overlap of imaging features with other more common parotid lesions. Tc RBC scans combined with SPECT/CT offer a noninvasive way to diagnose parotid venous malformations without the need for biopsy. Combined with anatomical findings of phleboliths (when present), the diagnosis can be reliably determined. We present a case where MRI and biopsy were inconclusive, but the SPECT/CT was used to confirm the suspicion of a benign venous malformation. PMID:26018710

  15. Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation presenting as lung abscess in a child.

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    Kumar, K Jagadish; Anilkumar, M G; Shivamurthy, Y L; M Kumar, Prashanth

    2012-01-01

    Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation composes of hamartomatous cystic lung lesions characterised by the presence of abnormal bronchiolar structures of varying sizes or distribution. In most of the cases, respiratory distress occurs during the neonatal period, and in about 90% of patients, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is diagnosed before the age of two years due to respiratory infection. We describe a case of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation presenting as lung abscess in a 3-year six months old male clinically mimicking empyema. He undergone lobectomy and doing well in the follow-up. PMID:23289472

  16. Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome: a clinical genetic study

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    Greenhalgh, K; Howell, R; Bottani, A; Ancliff, P; Brunner, H; Verschuuren-Bemel..., C; Vernon, E; Brown, K; Newbury-Ecob, R

    2002-01-01

    The thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome is a congenital malformation syndrome characterised by bilateral absence of the radii and a thrombocytopenia. The lower limbs, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and other systems may also be involved. Shaw and Oliver in 1959 were the first to describe this condition, but it was Hall et al in 1969 who reported the first major series of patients. Since then most reports have been based on single or small numbers of cases. We report the results of a clinical study looking at the phenotype of 34 patients with TAR syndrome. All cases had a documented thrombocytopenia and bilateral radial aplasia, 47% had lower limb anomalies, 47% cow's milk intolerance, 23% renal anomalies, and 15% cardiac anomalies. Congenital anomalies not previously described in association with TAR syndrome included facial capillary haemangiomata, intracranial vascular malformation, sensorineural hearing loss, and scoliosis. Karyotype analysis, chromosome breakage studies including premature centromeric separation and fluorescence in situ hybridisation studies looking for a deletion of chromosome 22q11 were undertaken. Two abnormal karyotypes were identified. PMID:12471199

  17. Clinical and molecular features of Joubert syndrome and related disorders

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    Parisi, Melissa A.

    2009-01-01

    Joubert syndrome (JBTS; OMIM 213300) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a specific congenital malformation of the hindbrain and a broad spectrum of other phenotypic findings that is now known to be caused by defects in the structure and/or function of the primary cilium. The complex hindbrain malformation that is characteristic of JBTS can be identified on axial magnetic resonance imaging and is known as the molar tooth sign (MTS); other diagnostic criteria include intellectual disability, hypotonia, and often, abnormal respiratory pattern and/or abnormal eye movements. In addition, a broad spectrum of other anomalies characterize Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD), and may include retinal dystrophy, ocular coloboma, oral frenulae and tongue tumors, polydactyly, cystic renal disease (including cystic dysplasia or juvenile nephronophthisis), and congenital hepatic fibrosis. The clinical course can be variable, but most children with this condition survive infancy to reach adulthood. At least 8 genes cause JSRD, with some genotype-phenotype correlations emerging, including the association between mutations in the MKS3 gene and hepatic fibrosis characteristic of the JSRD subtype known as COACH syndrome. Several of the causative genes for JSRD are implicated in other ciliary disorders, such as juvenile nephronophthisis and Meckel syndrome, illustrating the close association between these conditions and their overlapping clinical features that reflect a shared etiology involving the primary cilium. PMID:19876931

  18. Learning about Velocardiofacial Syndrome

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    ... terms used on this page. Learning About Velocardiofacial Syndrome What is velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS)? What are the ... Syndrome Additional Resources for VCFS What is velocardiofacial syndrome? Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) is a genetic condition that ...

  19. [Capgras' syndrome].

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    Ben-Zion, I Z; Levine, K; Shiber, A

    1997-09-01

    We present 3 cases of Capgras' syndrome-a delusional disorder in which the patient believes that 1 (or more) of his acquaintances has been replaced by an imposter who appears as a double. 2 were schizophrenics and 1 had depression with psychotic features. This syndrome is rare in our practice, but we do not know if this is due to lack of awareness of the condition, or to the possibility that it is a culture-related syndrome. We suggest that although the syndrome has lost some of it's significance, it is still worth making the diagnosis because of the medical and psychological implications this condition carries. PMID:9461686

  20. Down Syndrome What causes Down syndrome?

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    04/13 Down Syndrome What causes Down syndrome? Individuals with Down syndrome usually have an extra chromosome 21. Down syndrome occurs in about 1 in every 700 to 1,000 births. The chance of giving birth to a baby with Down syndrome increases if the mother is over 35 years old. Down syndrome affects both males

  1. [Poland's syndrome. Clinical and genetic studies; physiopathologic considerations].

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    Bouvet, J P; Maroteaux, P; Briard-Guillemot, M L

    1976-01-24

    Study of malformations of the hand makes possible the definition of three forms of progressive severity in the Poland syndrome, in which there is unilateral symbrachydactylie associated with homolateral aplasia of the pectoralis major. The three forms share the predominance of involvement of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers. The existence of alterations in palmar creases and dermatoglyphia of the involved side alone confirms the absence of any lesion, even infra-clinical, of the other hand. Genetic study favours a pluri-factorial inheritance. Topographical data and the comparative study of vascularisation suggest the possibility of hypoplasia of the proximal portion of the sub-clavian at the origin of this malformative association. PMID:1264664

  2. Prenatal diagnosis and postmortem findings of Neu-laxova syndrome

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    Tarim, Ebru; Bolat, Filiz

    2010-01-01

    Neu-laxova syndrome is a lethal, autosomal recessive condition associated with ectodermal abnormalities and other characteristic features, including microcephaly, marked intrauterine growth restriction, limb deformities, central nervous system malformations and abnormal facial features, consisting of severe proptosis with ectropion, hypertelorism, micrognathia, flattened nose, malformed ears, and gaping mouth. Here we present a fetus having a dysmorphic face with proptotic eyes, retracted eye lids, depressed nasal bridge and micrognathia at 25 weeks of gestation. The extremities were contracted and no fetal movements were observed during the ultrasonographic examination. The fetus also had microcephaly and the amniotic fluid was increased. The pregnancy was terminated and the abnormalities demonstrated on prenatal ultrasound were confirmed at autopsy. PMID:24591943

  3. Ethical language and decision-making for prenatally diagnosed lethal malformations.

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    Wilkinson, Dominic; de Crespigny, Lachlan; Xafis, Vicki

    2014-10-01

    In clinical practice, and in the medical literature, severe congenital malformations such as trisomy 18, anencephaly, and renal agenesis are frequently referred to as 'lethal' or as 'incompatible with life'. However, there is no agreement about a definition of lethal malformations, nor which conditions should be included in this category. Review of outcomes for malformations commonly designated 'lethal' reveals that prolonged survival is possible, even if rare. This article analyses the concept of lethal malformations and compares it to the problematic concept of 'futility'. We recommend avoiding the term 'lethal' and suggest that counseling should focus on salient prognostic features instead. For conditions with a high chance of early death or profound impairment in survivors despite treatment, perinatal and neonatal palliative care would be ethical. However, active obstetric and neonatal management, if desired, may also sometimes be appropriate. PMID:25200733

  4. Intraosseous venous malformations of the zygoma: clarification of misconceptions regarding diagnosis and management.

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    Defazio, Michael V; Kassira, Wrood; Camison, Liliana; Meshkov, Lauren; Robinson, Philip G; Kawamoto, Henry K; Thaller, Seth R

    2014-03-01

    Primary intraosseous venous malformations affecting the zygoma are rare vascular lesions, with only 35 cases reported in the surgical literature. Despite the establishment of the binary classification system, which serves to distinguish vascular tumors from malformations, inappropriate use of the term "hemangioma" to describe a variety of distinct vascular anomalies remains widespread. The authors present 3 cases of zygomatic intraosseous venous malformations and summarize the clinical, radiographic, and immunohistochemical features of these lesions. In each case, an insidious clinical course, combined with the pathognomonic finding of radiating trabeculae on computed tomography, suggests the diagnosis of intraosseous venous malformation. Negative glucose transporter isoform 1 immunoreactivity and histopathological analysis were used to reinforce this diagnosis in 1 patient. Management was individualized in each case, based on symptom complex and aesthetic concern. Given that the therapeutic approach to vascular anomalies is dependent on accurate diagnosis, resolution of semantic matters will optimize the management of these lesions. PMID:23241780

  5. Posttraumatic active bleeding of mediastinal mixed vascular malformation: a case report.

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    Soudack, Michalle; Vladovski, Eugene; Guralnik, Ludmilla; Ben-Nun, Alon; Engel, Ahuva

    2006-07-01

    A case of an actively bleeding mediastinal mass in a 4-year-old boy who sustained multitrauma is described. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest upon admission demonstrated a mediastinal mass, which enlarged significantly as seen by repeat CT scan at 3 days with a concomitant drop in serum hemoglobin levels. The lesion was excised, and pathological examination established the diagnosis of a lymphatic-venous malformation containing bloody fluid. Lymphatic-venous malformations are rare vascular malformations and are usually found in the head and neck and less commonly at other sites. Spontaneous bleeding is a known complication, and there are few reports describing posttraumatic hemorrhage. Our case is the first description in the English medical literature of a posttraumatic bleeding mediastinal mixed vascular malformation and includes sequential CT scans illustrating the dynamic nature of hemorrhage. PMID:16818071

  6. Ethical language and decision-making for prenatally diagnosed lethal malformations

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    Wilkinson, Dominic; de Crespigny, Lachlan; Xafis, Vicki

    2014-01-01

    Summary In clinical practice, and in the medical literature, severe congenital malformations such as trisomy 18, anencephaly, and renal agenesis are frequently referred to as ‘lethal’ or as ‘incompatible with life’. However, there is no agreement about a definition of lethal malformations, nor which conditions should be included in this category. Review of outcomes for malformations commonly designated ‘lethal’ reveals that prolonged survival is possible, even if rare. This article analyses the concept of lethal malformations and compares it to the problematic concept of ‘futility’. We recommend avoiding the term ‘lethal’ and suggest that counseling should focus on salient prognostic features instead. For conditions with a high chance of early death or profound impairment in survivors despite treatment, perinatal and neonatal palliative care would be ethical. However, active obstetric and neonatal management, if desired, may also sometimes be appropriate. PMID:25200733

  7. Constitutively active Notch4 receptor elicits brain arteriovenous malformations through enlargement of capillary-like vessels

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    Kim, Tyson N.

    Arteriovenous (AV) malformation (AVM) is a devastating condition characterized by focal lesions of enlarged, tangled vessels that shunt blood from arteries directly to veins. AVMs can form anywhere in the body and can cause ...

  8. Craniocervical growth collision: another explanation of the Arnold-Chiari malformation and of basilar impression

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    M. Roth

    1986-01-01

    Analysis of neuro-cranio-spinal development suggests a cranio-cervical growth conflict as the cause of the Arnold-Chiari malformation and of basilar impression. The ascending course and elongation of the upper cervical nerves associated with the Arnold-Chiari malformation reflects the abnormal, caudo-cranially proceeding growth of the cervical spine. This is the opposite of the normal cranio-caudal direction of growth (which includes the brain)

  9. Resolution of acute acquired comitant esotropia after suboccipital decompression for Chiari I malformation

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    Sabine Defoort-Dhellemmes; Eric Denion; Carl F. Arndt; Isabelle Bouvet-Drumare; Jean-Claude Hache; Patrick Dhellemmes

    2002-01-01

    PURPOSE: To report a case of acute comitant esotropia successfully treated with suboccipital decompression in a 9-year-old male patient with Chiari I malformation.DESIGN: Interventional case report.METHODS: A 9-year-old male with Chiari I malformation had acute onset of diplopia, headache, and comitant esotropia.RESULTS: About 9 months after suboccipital decompression, diplopia resolved and there was near orthophoria on examination 15 months after

  10. Cutaneous vascular anomalies. Part I. Hamartomas, malformations, and dilation of preexisting vessels.

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    Requena, L; Sangueza, O P

    1997-10-01

    Classification of cutaneous vascular anomalies is difficult because conceptual confusion persists between vascular neoplasms and malformations. However, hemangiomas of the infancy fulfill criteria both for hyperplasia and neoplasm because they result from proliferation of endothelial cells, but often undergo complete regression. Despite these pitfalls we have classified cutaneous vascular anomalies into the following categories: hamartomas, malformations, dilatations of preexisting vessels, hyperplasias, benign neoplasms, and malignant neoplasms. In this first part of our clinicopathologic review of vascular anomalies, hamartomas, malformations, and dilatation of preexisting vessels are covered. Hamartomas include several combined vascular and melanocytic proliferations grouped as phakomatosis pigmentovascularis and the so-called eccrine angiomatous hamartoma that consists of proliferations of both eccrine glands and blood vessels. Vascular malformations result from anomalies of embryologic development, and in some of them the abnormalities of the involved vessels are more functional than anatomic, as is the case of nevus anemicus. In contrast, other cutaneous vascular malformations show striking morphologic abnormalities of the vascular structures. These anatomic vascular malformations are subdivided into the following groups: capillary, venous, arterial, lymphatic, and combined anomalies. Spider angioma, capillary aneurysm-venous lake, and telangiectases are not vascular proliferations at all, but dilations of preexisting vessels. In our opinion, most of the lesions described with the generic term of "angiokeratoma" are not authentic vascular neoplasms, but hyperkeratotic malformations of capillaries and venules or acquired telangiectases of preexisting blood vessels of the papillary dermis. Therefore the first group of these "angiokeratomas" are included in the vascular malformations section, and the second group are covered in the section of dilation of preexisting vessels. Lymphangiectases are considered the lymphatic counterpart of angiokeratomas because they result from ectasia of preexisting lymphatic vessels of the papillary dermis. PMID:9344191

  11. Laser treatment of mucosal venous malformations of the upper aerodigestive tract in 50 patients

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    Behfar Eivazi; Susanne Wiegand; Afshin Teymoortash; Andreas Neff; Jochen A. Werner

    2010-01-01

    We examined the clinical appearance of mucosal venous malformations of the upper aerodigestive tract with regard to their\\u000a accessibility to laser therapy and further assessed the value of treatment of these lesions with the Nd:YAG and CO2 lasers. A retrospective study was performed in 50 patients who had undergone laser treatment for mucosal low-flow vascular\\u000a malformations of the upper aerodigestive

  12. Unusual Systemic Artery to Pulmonary Artery Malformation Without Evidence of Systemic Disease, Trauma or Surgery

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    Geyik, Serdar; Yavuz, Kivilcim; Keller, Frederick S. [Oregon Health and Sciences University, Dotter Interventional Institute (United States)], E-mail: kellerf@ohsu.edu

    2006-10-15

    Connections between the systemic and pulmonary arterial systems are rare conditions that can be due to either congenital or acquired diseases such as anomalous systemic arterial supply to normal lung, pulmonary sequestration, and systemic supply to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Herein, a unique case of systemic artery to pulmonary arterial malformation and its endovascular treatment in a patient with no history of the usual etiologies is reported.

  13. Embolisation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations: results and follow up in 32 patients

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    T J Haitjema; T T Overtoom; C J Westermann; J W Lammers

    1995-01-01

    BACKGROUND--Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations may cause a number of complications when left untreated. Embolisation of the feeding vessels is a relatively new approach and information concerning its efficacy and long term results is scarce. METHODS--Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations with feeding arteries of > 3 mm were treated by embolisation. Right to left shunt fraction and arterial oxygen pressure breathing air (PaO2) were

  14. Pregnancy-associated acquired arteriovenous malformation of the nail unit: a novel cause of localized erythronychia.

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    Rutnin, Suthinee; Nguyen, Jennifer V; Miller, Christopher J; DeHoratius, Danielle; Rubin, Adam I

    2012-11-01

    Localized longitudinal erythronychia describes a solitary red streak limited to a single nail unit. Localized longitudinal erythronychia can be caused by both benign and malignant entities. Most commonly, the cause is a benign process, such as an onychopapilloma. We report a case of an acquired subungual arteriovenous malformation that presented as localized longitudinal erythronychia during pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of localized longitudinal erythronychia arising from a pregnancy-associated arteriovenous malformation of the nail unit. PMID:22882235

  15. Magnetic resonance appearance of slow flow vascular malformations of the brainstem

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    C. Griffin; R. DeLaPaz; D. Enzmann

    1987-01-01

    Twelve patients with slow flow brain stem vascular malformations had magnetic resonance scans performed on a 1.5 Tesla scanner using T1 (TR=400–800 ms, TE=25 ms) and T2 (TR=2000 ms, TE=20, 25, 80 ms) weighted scans. Eight patients (70%) had solitary brainstem vascular malformations while 4 (30%) had multiple lesions both supra and infratentorially. Five patients had venous angiomas demonstrated by

  16. Prenatal Diagnosis of CLOVES Syndrome Confirmed by Detection of a Mosaic PIK3CA Mutation in Cultured Amniocytes

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    Emrick, Lisa T.; Murphy, Lauren; Shamshirsaz, Alireza A.; Ruano, Rodrigo; Cassady, Christopher I.; Liu, Liu; Chang, Fengqi; Sutton, V. Reid; Li, Marilyn; Van den Veyver, Ignatia B.

    2015-01-01

    Congenital lipomatous asymmetric overgrowth of the trunk, lymphatic, capillary, venous, and combined-type vascular malformations, epidermal nevi, skeletal and spinal anomalies (CLOVES) syndrome, a segmental overgrowth syndrome, is caused by post zygotic somatic mutations in PIK3CA, a gene involved in the receptor tyrosine kinase phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3)-AKT growth-signaling pathway. Prenatal ultrasound findings of lymphovascular malformations, segmental overgrowth and skeletal defects can raise suspicion for CLOVES syndrome, but molecular confirmation of PIK3CA mutations on prenatally obtained samples is challenging because of somatic mosaicism. We detected a mosaic disease-causing mutation in PIK3CA by sequencing of DNA extracted from cultured amniotic cells, but not from DNA directly prepared from an amniotic fluid sample in a fetus with prenatally suspected CLOVES syndrome. The infant was born prematurely and displayed severe lymphovascular malformations and segmental overgrowth consistent with a clinical diagnosis of CLOVES syndrome; he passed away at 29 days of life. We discuss the complexities and limitations of genetic testing for somatic mosaic mutations in the prenatal period and highlight the potential need for multiple approaches to arrive at a molecular diagnosis. PMID:25044986

  17. Hallux valgus interphalangeus and a novel mutation in HOXA13. Part of the broadening spectrum of Hand-Foot-Genital syndrome.

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    Parker, L; Mangwani, J; Wakeling, E; Singh, D

    2011-06-01

    When evaluating foot and hand malformations in children, the orthopaedic surgeon must always consider the possibility of a more serious underlying syndrome with other accompanying abnormalities of organogenesis. We report the case of a 13-year-old female with Hand-Foot-Genital syndrome presenting to our foot and ankle clinic with tarsal coalition and hallux valgus interphalangeus - an unusual variation on the previously reported hallux varus associated with the syndrome. She was subsequently found to have a novel mutation in the HOXA13 gene. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Hand-Foot-Genital syndrome in the orthopaedic literature. PMID:21549968

  18. Klinefelter Syndrome

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    ... Is It? Klinefelter syndrome can cause problems with learning and sexual development in guys. It's a genetic condition (meaning a person is born with it). Klinefelter syndrome only affects males. It happens because of a difference deep inside the body's cells, in microscopic centers called ...

  19. HELLP Syndrome

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    ... have your baby. HELLP stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzyme levels and a Low Platelet count. These are problems that can occur in women who have this syndrome. Women who have HELLP syndrome may have bleeding problems, liver problems and blood pressure problems that can hurt ...

  20. SMAD4 mutation and the combined syndrome of juvenile polyposis syndrome and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia.

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    Iyer, Nithya K; Burke, Carol A; Leach, Brandie H; Parambil, Joseph G

    2010-08-01

    Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) are autosomal dominant disorders with characteristic clinical phenotypes. Recently, reports of the combined syndrome of JPS and HHT have been described in individuals with mutations in the SMAD4 gene, whose product-SMAD4-is a critical intracellular effector in the signalling pathway of transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta). This report describes a 24-year-old man who presented to the Respiratory Institute after colectomy for JPS with a SMAD4 mutation and who was subsequently diagnosed to have HHT with asymptomatic cerebral and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Patients with JPS due to a SMAD4 mutation should be screened for the vascular lesions associated with HHT, especially occult AVMs in visceral organs, which may potentially present catastrophically with serious medical consequences. PMID:20685751

  1. A rare presentation and diagnosis of juvenile polyposis syndrome and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia overlap syndrome.

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    Lin, Henry C; Fiorino, Kristin N; Blick, Carly; Anupindi, Sudha A

    2015-01-01

    We present a unique case of juvenile polyposis and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia overlap syndrome. The patient was found to have polyps on colonoscopy leading to genetic testing revealing an SMAD4 mutation. In children with SMAD4 mutation and juvenile polyposis, this overlap syndrome needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis and prompt the clinician to look for telangiectasias on examination and consider surveillance imaging to look for arteriovenous malformations. Our case highlights this clinical relationship and shows how nontraditional imaging using computed tomography colonography (CTC) can provide complimentary information along with colonoscopy. Despite low-dose techniques, CTC does add a radiation burden in the evaluation of these children who are at high risk for malignancy and should be used cautiously. PMID:25432397

  2. Phenotypic Delineation of Emanuel Syndrome (Supernumerary Derivative 22 syndrome): Clinical features of 63 individuals

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    Carter, Melissa T; Pierre, Stephanie A St.; Zackai, Elaine H; Emanuel, Beverly S; Boycott, Kym M

    2009-01-01

    Emanuel syndrome is characterized by multiple congenital anomalies and developmental disability. It is caused by the presence of a supernumerary derivative chromosome that contains material from chromosomes 11 and 22. The origin of this imbalance is 3:1 malsegregation of a parental balanced translocation between chromosomes 11 and 22, which is the most common recurrent reciprocal translocation in humans. Little has been published on the clinical features of this syndrome since the 1980s and information on natural history is limited. We designed a questionnaire to collect information from families recruited through an international online support group, Chromosome 22 Central. Data gathered include information on congenital anomalies, medical and surgical history, developmental and behavioural issues, and current abilities. We received information on 63 individuals with Emanuel syndrome, ranging in age from newborn to adulthood. As previously recognized, congenital anomalies were common, the most frequent being ear pits (76%), micrognathia (60%), heart malformations (57%), and cleft palate (54%). Our data suggest that vision and hearing impairment, seizures, failure to thrive and recurrent infections, particularly otitis media, are common in this syndrome. Psychomotor development is uniformly delayed, however the majority of individuals (over 70%) eventually learn to walk with support. Language development and ability for self-care are also very impaired. This study provides new information on the clinical spectrum and natural history of Emanuel syndrome for families and physicians caring for these individuals. PMID:19606488

  3. Relationship between Rust Mites, Calepitrimerus vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae), Bud Mites Colomeris vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae) and Short Shoot Syndrome in Oregon Vineyards

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    The short shoot syndrome (SSS) causes severe crop losses in Oregon vineyards due to bunch necrosis during the early part of the season. Other symptoms include malformed leaves, unusually short and angled shoots, scar tissue and bronzed leaves close to harvest time. It was determined that SSS found...

  4. Mental retardation and associated neurological dysfunctions in Down syndrome: A consequence of dysregulation in critical chromosome 21 genes and associated molecular pathways

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    Mohammed Rachidi; Carmela Lopes

    2008-01-01

    Down syndrome (DS), affecting 1\\/700 live births, is the major genetic cause of mental retardation (MR), a cognitive disorder with hard impact on public health. DS brain is characterized by a reduced cerebellar volume and number of granular cells, defective cortical lamination and reduced cortical neurons, malformed dendritic trees and spines, and abnormal synapses. These neurological alterations, also found in

  5. A frameshift mutation in the gene for PAX3 in a girl with spina bifida and mild signs of Waardenburg syndrome

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    F. A. Hol; B. C. J. Hamel; M. P. A. Geurds; R. A. Mullaart; F. G. Barr; R. A. Macina; E. C. M. Mariman

    1995-01-01

    Neural tube defects (NTD) are among the most prevalent congenital malformations in man. Based on the molecular defect of Splotch, an established mouse model for NTD, and on the clinical association between NTD and Waardenburg syndrome (WS), mutations in the PAX3 gene can be expected to act as factors predisposing to human NTD. To test this hypothesis, 39 patients with

  6. Genetics Home Reference: Noonan syndrome

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    ... use for Noonan syndrome? familial Turner syndrome Female Pseudo-Turner Syndrome Male Turner Syndrome Noonan-Ehmke syndrome pseudo-Ullrich-Turner syndrome Turner-like syndrome Turner's phenotype, ...

  7. Hallux valgus interphalangeus and a novel mutation in HOXA13. Part of the broadening spectrum of Hand-Foot-Genital syndrome

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    L. Parker; J. Mangwani; E. Wakeling; D. Singh

    2011-01-01

    When evaluating foot and hand malformations in children, the orthopaedic surgeon must always consider the possibility of a more serious underlying syndrome with other accompanying abnormalities of organogenesis. We report the case of a 13-year-old female with Hand-Foot-Genital syndrome presenting to our foot and ankle clinic with tarsal coalition and hallux valgus interphalangeus – an unusual variation on the previously

  8. Antenatally diagnosed congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAM): Research Review

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    Di Prima, Fosca Antonia Francesca; Bellia, Adriano; Inclimona, Genny; Grasso, Francesco; Teresa, Maria; Cassaro, Meli Nazario

    2012-01-01

    Summary Prenatal identification of lung abnormalities has increased with prenatal surveillance. With the advent of improved antenatal imaging over the past ten years, the diagnosis, assessment and management of congenital cystic lung abnormalities have changed. These were once considered the exclusive domain of the surgeon, who had the authority to operate on all congenital cystic lung abnormalities regardless of size or clinical signs in order to avoid the risk of cancer and improve lung growth in even asymptomatic infants. Clinicians are reconsidering this approach in the light of the spontaneous improvement and possible resolution that occurs over months to years with many of these lesions, thinking about the opportunity to take a more conservative approach in many minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic infants in the early months of life. The risks of subsequent cancer are poorly understood and probably overstated. Many centers advocate surgery only in cases of symptomatic or significant lesions, although there is little consensus as to what constitutes a significant lesion. This article will review current knowledge (classification, pathogenesis, genetics, prenatal evaluation, clinical implications) on congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAM) and discuss management options for young children with these lung abnormalities. PMID:22905308

  9. Cerebral cavernous malformations: natural history and clinical management.

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    Gross, Bradley A; Du, Rose

    2015-07-01

    Cavernous malformations (CMs) are angiographically-occult clusters of dilated sinusoidal channels that may present clinically with seizures, focal neurological deficits and/or hemorrhage. Across natural history studies, the annual hemorrhage rate ranged from 1.6-3.1% per patient-year, decreasing to 0.08-0.2% per patient-year for incidental CMs and to 0.3-0.6% for the collective group of unruptured CMs. Prior hemorrhage is a significant risk factor for subsequent CM hemorrhage. Hemorrhage clustering, particularly within the first 2 years, is an established phenomenon that may confound results of natural history studies evaluating the rate of rehemorrhage. Indeed, rehemorrhage rates for hemorrhagic CMs range from 4.5-22.9% in the literature. Surgical resection is the gold standard treatment for surgically-accessible, symptomatic CMs. Incidental CMs or minimally symptomatic, surgically inaccessible eloquent lesions may be considered for observation. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a controversial treatment approach of consideration only for cases of highly aggressive, surgically inaccessible CMs. PMID:26098013

  10. An Infiltrative Angioarchitectural Variant of Arteriovenous Malformation of Temporalis

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    Byatnal, Aditi Amit; Rakheja, Mahima; Byatnal, Amit Raghavendra; Narayanaswamy, Venkadasalapathy

    2014-01-01

    Vascular anomalies of the head and neck region pose a certain diagnostic and therapeutic paradox. Management of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) is a challenge owing to the presence of abnormal vascular communications and high recurrence. We report a case of a 19-year-old male patient, who presented with diffuse swelling in the right temporal region. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) suggested it to be an AVM in the temporalis muscle, having afferents in the ascending pharyngeal artery, with cavernous angioma. Surgical excision of the lesion was carried out under carotid control. Histopathology of the excised specimen utilizing special stains confirmed the presence of AVM. An absence of distinct nidus concomitant along with the exuberant proliferation of capillaries between the muscle fibres suggested it be an infiltrative angioarchitectural variant. The present case highlights significance of diagnosing AVM in temporalis muscle which is a rare occurrence in head and neck region. Also, the importance of ruling out other closely resembling vascular diathesis, both non neoplastic and malignant is discussed. PMID:25386534

  11. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor mimicking arteriovenous malformation of the jejunum.

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    Shiozawa, Kazue; Watanabe, Manabu; Igarashi, Yoshinori; Ichimori, Mioe; Hirano, Naoki; Nakano, Shigeru; Maeda, Tetsuya; Yamazaki, Kunihiro; Okubo, Youichiro; Nemoto, Tetsuo; Shibuya, Kazutoshi; Sumino, Yasukiyo

    2011-09-01

    There have been case reports of small intestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) complicated with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and angiodysplasia and exhibiting intense tumor staining. Herein we report a GIST of the small intestine that showed tumor staining and early venous return on imaging studies, and so the patient was suspected to have AVM. A 62-year-old male presented with intermittent pain in the left abdominal region. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a 15-mm-long spindle-shaped mass showing intense tumor staining and early venous return through the jejunal vein. In the arterial phase, the attenuation value of the tumor was 250 Hounsfield units. Color Doppler ultrasonography simultaneously delineated vessels extending from the serosal side and turbulent signals showing a mosaic pattern in the tumor. On angiography, intense staining was observed in the peripheral part of the second branch of the jejunal artery. Although these findings suggested AVM, the tumor was diagnosed as a GIST based on pathological examination of the resected specimens. In this case, no AVM or change in vascular density was noted despite the careful examination of pathological specimens, and the cause of the tumor staining remained unknown. PMID:22110415

  12. Urinary tract anomalies in patients with anorectal malformation.

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    Islam, M N; Hasina, K; Reza, M S; Hasanuzzaman, S M; Akter, T; Talukder, S A

    2015-04-01

    Urinary tract anomalies are common associated anomalies in anorectal malformation (ARM) and major contributory factor for high morbidity and mortality in ARM. In this study, urinary tract anomalies were evaluated in 72 patients of ARM (43 high varieties & 29 low varieties) that were admitted in Dhaka Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) during the period of January 2007 to April 2008. In all cases, evaluation was done by ultrasonogram (USG) and voiding cysto-urethrography (VCUG). Intravenous urography (IVU) was done in selected cases. Urinary tract anomalies were found in 20(27.85%) cases of ARM patients. These anomalies were significantly higher 16(37.2%) in high variety of ARM than 4(13.8%) those with low variety of ARM. The pattern of urological anomalies were vesicoureteral reflux (VUR - 35%), hydronephrosis due to PUJ obstruction (25%), posterior urethral valve (PUV - 15%), renal agenesis (10%), duplex ureter (10%) and bladder diverticulum (5%). Before definite management of ARM urological evaluation is essential to prevent renal damage and to reduce the morbidity and mortality. PMID:26007265

  13. Genetics of cerebral cavernous malformations: current status and future prospects.

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    Choquet, H; Pawlikowska, L; Lawton, M T; Kim, H

    2015-09-01

    Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are vascular lesions which affect up to 0.5% of the general population, predisposing to headaches, seizures, cerebral hemorrhages and focal neurological deficits. CCM occurs in both sporadic and familial forms; familial cases follow an autosomal-dominant mode of inheritance and are caused by mutations in CCM1 (KRIT1), CCM2 (MGC4607), or CCM3 (PDCD10). Somatic mutations within the three CCM genes have been identified in CCM lesions from both sporadic and familial patients. We reviewed articles published in PubMed in English prior to March 2015 and provide an update on CCM mutations and the screening strategies used to identify them. Further, we summarize the specific clinical features related to CCM genotypes. As 5% to 15% of familial CCM cases remain genetically unexplained, we also discuss future approaches to expand understanding of the genetic architecture of CCM. Finally, we discuss possible genetic modifiers of CCM disease severity and progression. Understanding the genetic architecture of CCM is essential for an earlier diagnosis of the disease, predictive testing of at-risk patients, and design of targeted medical therapies of which there are currently none available. PMID:25900426

  14. Microsurgical Treatment and Outcome of Pediatric Supratentorial Cerebral Cavernous Malformation

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    Noh, Jung-Hoon; Cho, Kyung Rae; Yeon, Je Young; Seol, Ho Jun

    2014-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical features and outcomes of pediatric cavernous malformation (CM) in the central nervous system. Methods Twenty-nine pediatric patients with supratentorial CM underwent microsurgical excision. In selected cases, transparent tubular retractor system (TTRS) was used to reduce retraction injury and intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) was held to preserve functioning cortex. Patients' demographics and symptoms were reviewed and surgical outcomes were discussed. Results The main initial clinical manifestations included the following : seizures (n=13, 45%), headache (n=7, 24%), focal neurological deficits (n=3, 10%), and an incidental finding (n=6, 21%). Overt hemorrhage was detected in 7 patients (24%). There were 19 children (66%) with a single CM and 10 (34%) children with multiple CMs. In 7 cases with deep-seated CM, we used a TTRS to minimize retraction. In 9 cases which location of CM was at eloquent area, IONM was taken during surgery. There was no major morbidity or mortality after surgery. In the 29 operated children, the overall long-term results were satisfactory : 25 (86%) patients had no signs or symptoms associated with CMs, 3 had controllable seizures, and 1 had mild weakness. Conclusion With the assistance of neuronavigation systems, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and TTRS, CMs could be targeted more accurately and excised more safely. Based on the satisfactory seizure outcome achieved, complete microsurgical excision in children is recommended for CMs presenting with seizures but removal of hemosiderin-stained areas seems to be unnecessary. PMID:25368767

  15. Gastric foregut cystic developmental malformation: Case series and literature review

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    Geng, Yan-Hua; Wang, Chang-Xing; Li, Jiang-Tao; Chen, Qing-Yu; Li, Xiu-Zhen; Pan, Hao

    2015-01-01

    Foregut cystic developmental malformation (FCDM) is a very rare lesion of the alimentary tract, especially in the stomach. We discuss the concepts of gastric duplication cyst, bronchogenic cysts, and FCDM. Nomenclature has been inconsistent and confusing, but, by some definitions, gastric duplication cysts involve gastric mucosa and submucosal glands, bronchogenic cysts involve respiratory mucosa with underlying cartilage and glands, and FCDM lacks gastric mucosa or underlying glands or cartilage but has pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium (PCCE). We searched our departmental case files from the past 15 years and identified 12 cases of FCDM in the alimentary tract. We summarize the features of these 12 cases including a report in detail on a 52-year-old man with a submucosal cyst lined with simple PCCE and irregular and stratified circular muscle layers that merged with gastric smooth muscle bundles near the lesser curvature of the gastric cardia. A literature review of cases with this histology yielded 25 cases. We propose the term gastric-FCDM for such cases. Our own series of 12 cases confirms that preoperative recognition of the entity is infrequent and problematic. The rarity of this developmental disorder, as well as a lack of understanding of its embryologic origins, may contribute to missing the diagnosis. Not appreciating the diagnosis preoperatively can lead to an inappropriate surgical approach. In contrast, presurgical recognition of the entity will contribute to a good outcome and reduced risk of complications. PMID:25593458

  16. Biology of cerebral arteriovenous malformations with a focus on inflammation.

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    Mouchtouris, Nikolaos; Jabbour, Pascal M; Starke, Robert M; Hasan, David M; Zanaty, Mario; Theofanis, Thana; Ding, Dale; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula I; Dumont, Aaron S; Ghobrial, George M; Kung, David; Rosenwasser, Robert H; Chalouhi, Nohra

    2015-02-01

    Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) entail a significant risk of intracerebral hemorrhage owing to the direct shunting of arterial blood into the venous vasculature without the dissipation of the arterial blood pressure. The mechanisms involved in the growth, progression and rupture of AVMs are not clearly understood, but a number of studies point to inflammation as a major contributor to their pathogenesis. The upregulation of proinflammatory cytokines induces the overexpression of cell adhesion molecules in AVM endothelial cells, resulting in enhanced recruitment of leukocytes. The increased leukocyte-derived release of metalloproteinase-9 is known to damage AVM walls and lead to rupture. Inflammation is also involved in altering the AVM angioarchitecture via the upregulation of angiogenic factors that affect endothelial cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis. The effects of inflammation on AVM pathogenesis are potentiated by certain single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the genes of proinflammatory cytokines, increasing their protein levels in the AVM tissue. Furthermore, studies on metalloproteinase-9 inhibitors and on the involvement of Notch signaling in AVMs provide promising data for a potential basis for pharmacological treatment of AVMs. Potential therapeutic targets and areas requiring further investigation are highlighted. PMID:25407267

  17. Malformation of the human superior olive in autistic spectrum disorders.

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    Kulesza, Randy J; Lukose, Richard; Stevens, Lisa Veith

    2011-01-01

    Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) comprise a continuum of psychosocial disorders clinically characterized by social difficulties, impaired communication skills and repetitive behavioral patterns. Despite the prevalence of ASD, the neurobiology of this disorder is poorly understood. However, abnormalities in neuronal morphology, cell number and connectivity have been described throughout the autistic brain. Further, there is ample evidence that auditory dysfunction is a common feature of autism. Our preliminary investigation of neuronal morphology in the auditory brainstem of individuals with ASD focused on the medial superior olive (MSO) and revealed that neurons in this region were significantly smaller and rounder than in controls. In this report, we expand our investigation to examine all nuclei within the human superior olivary complex (SOC), an important auditory brainstem center. We examine neuronal morphology and neuronal number in four control (average age=15 years) and 9 autistic brains (average age=15 years). This detailed investigation supports our previous descriptions of the MSO, and also reveals significant dysmorphology in five other SOC nuclei. Moreover, we provide evidence of a consistent and significant decrease in the number of SOC neurons in the autistic brain. Our studies implicate an extensive malformation of the auditory brainstem in the hearing and language difficulties in individuals with ASD. The results from this investigation suggest that neonatal testing of auditory function may aid in the identification of individuals with ASD earlier than presently possible. PMID:20946889

  18. Acquired alexia with agraphia syndrome in childhood.

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    Paquier, Philippe F; De Smet, Hyo Jung; Mariën, Peter; Poznanski, Nathalie; Van Bogaert, Patrick

    2006-04-01

    The acquired alexia with agraphia syndrome is a conspicuous disorder of reading and writing in the absence of significant other language impairments that has mainly been recorded in adults. Pure cases are rare, with most patients displaying mild aphasic deficits. In children, acquired reading and writing disorders are generally reported as part of more encompassing aphasic syndromes affecting oral and written language equally, for example, Broca or Wernicke aphasia. Documented instances of predominant acquired reading and writing disorders in childhood are exceptional. We report an 11-year-old, right-handed boy who sustained a left temporoparieto-occipital hematoma following rupture of an arteriovenous malformation and who consecutively presented with the acquired alexia with agraphia syndrome associated with word-finding difficulties. Neuropsychologic and neurolinguistic data showed that there was no concomitant Gerstmann and/or angular gyrus syndrome. Th e recoveryfrom the anomia was quite favorable, but recovery of written language was more protracted and acted on the patient's further scholastic achievement. This case is reminiscent of a historical childhood case reported in 1939 and is consonant with adult cases in terms of lesion location and semiologic picture. PMID:16900930

  19. [Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and hypothyroidism: the first Venezuelan case].

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    Lima-Martínez, Marcos M; Zerpa, José; Gil, Victor

    2014-09-01

    The Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder due to an abnormal cholesterol synthesis. It was first described by Smith, Lemli and Opitz in 1964. Many cases of SLOS have been described since then, leading to the recognition as a relatively common malformation syndrome. Affected individuals have dysmorphism, microcephaly, multiple congenital malformations, mental retardation, aggressiveness and hyperactivity. The severity of physical defects correlates with the severity of the cholesterol deficiency, which is caused by an abnormally low activity of 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase, the enzyme responsible for conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol. The occurrence of hypothyroidism in association with SLOS is very unusual. We describe the first Venezuelan case in which both anomalies are associated. PMID:25272525

  20. Beyond Gómez-López-Hernández Syndrome: Recurring Phenotypic Themes in Rhombencephalosynapsis

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    Tully, Hannah M; Dempsey, Jennifer C; Ishak, Gisele E; Adam, Margaret P; Curry, Cynthia JR; Sanchez-Lara, Pedro; Hunter, Alasdair; Gripp, Karen W; Allanson, Judith; Cunniff, Christopher; Glass, Ian; Millen, Kathleen J; Doherty, Daniel; Dobyns, William B

    2012-01-01

    Rhombencephalosynapsis (RES) is an uncommon cerebellar malformation characterized by fusion of the hemispheres without an intervening vermis. Frequently described in association with Gómez-López-Hernández syndrome, RES also occurs in conjunction with VACTERL features and with holoprosencephaly (HPE). We sought to determine the full phenotypic spectrum of RES in a large cohort of patients. Information was obtained through database review, patient questionnaire, radiographic and morphologic assessment, and statistical analysis. We assessed 53 patients. 33 had alopecia, 3 had trigeminal anesthesia, 14 had VACTERL features and 2 had HPE with aventriculy. Specific craniofacial features were seen throughout the cohort, but were more common in patients with alopecia. We noted substantial overlap between groups. We conclude that although some distinct subgroups can be delineated, the overlapping features seen in our cohort suggest an underlying spectrum of RES-associated malformations rather than a collection of discrete syndromes. PMID:22965664

  1. SUNCT syndrome or first division trigeminal neuralgia associated with cerebellar hypoplasia.

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    Panconesi, Alessandro; Bartolozzi, Maria Letizia; Guidi, Leonello

    2009-12-01

    Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache (SUNCT) and first division trigeminal neuralgia (TN) are rare and very similar periorbital unilateral pain syndromes. Few cases of SUNCT are associated with posterior skull lesions. We describe a 54-year-old man with symptoms compatible with both the previous painful syndromes, associated with a small posterior skull and a cerebellar hypoplasia. The short height and the reported bone fractures could be compatible with a mild form of osteogenesis imperfecta, previously described in one case associated with SUNCT. However, a hypoplastic posterior cranial fossa characterizes also Chiari I malformation. The difficult differential diagnosis between SUNCT and TN and their relation with posterior skull malformations is debated. PMID:19760043

  2. A Rare Cause of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Resistant to Therapy in The Newborn: Short-Rib Polydactyly Syndrome

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    Demir, Nihat; Peker, Erdal; Ece, ?brahim; Kaba, Sultan; A?engin, Kemal; Tuncer, O?uz

    2015-01-01

    Short-rib polydactyly syndrome is an autosomal recessively inherited lethal skeletal dysplasia. The syndrome is characterized by marked narrow fetal thorax, short extremities, micromelia, cleft palate/lip, polydactyly, cardiac and renal abnormalities, and genital malformations. In cases with pulmonary hypoplasia, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn can develop. In this paper, we present a term newborn with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, which has developed secondary to short-rib polydactyly syndrome and was resistant to therapy with inhaled nitric oxide and oral sildenafil. PMID:26078906

  3. Goldenhar syndrome.

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    Sharma, Neeraj; Passi, Sidhi

    2013-01-01

    Goldenhar syndrome is a syndrome of complex structures developing from first and second branchial arches during blastogenesis. The etiology of this rare disease is not fully understood, as it has shown itself variable genetically and of unclear causes. The disorder is characterized by a wide spectrum of symptoms and physical features that may vary greatly in range and severity from case to case. Here we present a unique case of Goldenhar syndrome with absence of left condyle, hypoplasia of the zygomatic bone, no pneumatization of the mastoid process, underdeveloped mandible, bifid tongue and the skin tags in the preauricular area. PMID:23852257

  4. Changes in a cerebellar peduncle lesion in a patient with Dandy-Walker malformation: A diffusion tensor imaging study?

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    Lee, Ah Young; Jang, Sung Ho; Yeo, Sang Seok; Lee, Ensil; Cho, Yun Woo; Son, Su Min

    2013-01-01

    We report a patient with severe ataxia due to Dandy-Walker malformation, who showed functional recovery over 10 months corresponding to a change in a cerebellar peduncle lesion. A 20-month-old female patient who was diagnosed with Dandy-Walker syndrome and six age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were enrolled. The superior cerebellar peduncle, the middle cerebellar peduncle, and the inferior cerebellar peduncle were evaluated using fractional anisotropy and the apparent diffusion coefficient. The patients’ functional ambulation category was 0 at the initial visit, but improved to 2 at the follow-up evaluation, and Berg's balance scale score also improved from 0 to 7. Initial diffusion tensor tractography revealed that the inferior cerebellar peduncle was not detected, that the fractional anisotropy of the superior cerebellar peduncle and middle cerebellar peduncle decreased by two standard deviations below, and that the apparent diffusion coefficient increased by two standard deviations over normal control values. However, on follow-up diffusion tensor tractography, both inferior cerebellar peduncles could be detected, and the fractional anisotropy of superior cerebellar peduncle increased to within two standard deviations of normal controls. The functional improvement in this patient appeared to correspond to changes in these cerebellar peduncles. We believe that evaluating cerebellar peduncles using diffusion tensor imaging is useful in cases when a cerebellar peduncle lesion is suspected. PMID:25206690

  5. The delivered promise of prenatal imaging and a challenge to the utility of sildenafil for severe lymphatic malformations.

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    George, Ryan; Shah, Rahul; Bulas, Dorothy; Kline, Shannon; Alexander, Sean; Reilly, Brian K

    2015-02-01

    We report the case of an infant with severe lymphatic malformation necessitating ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure and examine recent advances in high resolution ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, which allow for improved prenatal diagnosis of lesions that cause critical airway obstruction in the neonate. Treatments for lymphatic malformations including surgical resection, sclerotherapy, coblation, and sildenafil are discussed. Our patient did not have any reduction in the size of the lymphatic malformation from sildenafil as suggested in another series. PMID:25547959

  6. Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical evidence that an incompetent blood-brain barrier is related to the pathophysiology of cavernous malformations

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    R E Clatterbuck; C G Eberhart; B J Crain; D Rigamonti

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVESCerebral cavernous malformations are linked to mutations of the KRIT1 gene at the CCM1 locus and to mutations at two other loci, CCM2 and CCM3, for which genes are not yet identified. There is little information regarding the function of KRIT1. Histological and immunocytochemical analysis of cavernous malformations have not shed much light on their pathophysiology.METHODSMorphological analysis of cavernous malformations

  7. Choanal atresia in a patient with the deletion (9p) syndrome

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    Shashi, V.; Golden, W.L.; Fryburg, J.S. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

    1994-01-01

    The authors report on a child with choanal atresia and deletion 9p. A review of the literature documented one previous instance of choanal atresia in a patient with del(9p). Choanal atresia may be part of the spectrum of malformations in the deletion (9p) syndrome and its presence should prompt a search for this particular deletion as part of the differential diagnosis. 9 refs., 3 figs.

  8. PHACE syndrome with growth hormone deficiency and absence of bilateral internal carotid arteries: a case report.

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    Altin, Hakan; Alp, Hayrullah; Sap, Fatih; Karata?, Zehra; Baysal, Tamer; Karaaslan, Sevim

    2012-01-01

    PHACE syndrome is characterized by posterior fossa malformations (P), large facial hemangiomas (H), arterial anomalies (A), cardiac anomalies or coarctation of aorta (C), and eye anomalies (E) and has striking female predominance. Endocrine abnormalities have recently been described in these patients, involving the thyroid and pituitary glands. We report the case of a 2-year-old girl with the clinical features of PHACE with absence of bilateral internal carotid arteries and isolated growth hormone deficiency. PMID:22010790

  9. Cri du Chat syndrome

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    Cerruti Mainardi, Paola

    2006-01-01

    The Cri du Chat syndrome (CdCS) is a genetic disease resulting from a deletion of variable size occurring on the short arm of chromosome 5 (5p-). The incidence ranges from 1:15,000 to 1:50,000 live-born infants. The main clinical features are a high-pitched monochromatic cry, microcephaly, broad nasal bridge, epicanthal folds, micrognathia, abnormal dermatoglyphics, and severe psychomotor and mental retardation. Malformations, although not very frequent, may be present: cardiac, neurological and renal abnormalities, preauricular tags, syndactyly, hypospadias, and cryptorchidism. Molecular cytogenetic analysis has allowed a cytogenetic and phenotypic map of 5p to be defined, even if results from the studies reported up to now are not completely in agreement. Genotype-phenotype correlation studies showed a clinical and cytogenetic variability. The identification of phenotypic subsets associated with a specific size and type of deletion is of diagnostic and prognostic relevance. Specific growth and psychomotor development charts have been established. Two genes, Semaphorin F (SEMAF) and ?-catenin (CTNND2), which have been mapped to the "critical regions", are potentially involved in cerebral development and their deletion may be associated with mental retardation in CdCS patients. Deletion of the telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene, localised to 5p15.33, could contribute to the phenotypic changes in CdCS. The critical regions were recently refined by using array comparative genomic hybridisation. The cat-like cry critical region was further narrowed using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and three candidate genes were characterised in this region. The diagnosis is based on typical clinical manifestations. Karyotype analysis and, in doubtful cases, FISH analysis will confirm the diagnosis. There is no specific therapy for CdCS but early rehabilitative and educational interventions improve the prognosis and considerable progress has been made in the social adjustment of CdCS patients. PMID:16953888

  10. Malformations and mortality in the Asian Common Toad induced by exposure to pleurolophocercous cercariae (Trematoda: Cryptogonimidae).

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    Jayawardena, Uthpala A; Tkach, Vasyl V; Navaratne, Ayanthi N; Amerasinghe, Priyanie H; Rajakaruna, Rupika S

    2013-06-01

    Malformations and increased mortality due to infection by the digenetic trematode, Riberioa ondatrae have been reported for many species of amphibians. Severe malformations have also been reported in the Common Hourglass Tree Frog, Polypedates cruciger induced by pleurolophocercous cercariae in Sri Lanka in addition to the changes in the behaviour, development and survival of the host. We exposed pre-limb bud stage tadpoles (Gosner stages 25-26) of the Asian Common Toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus to the same pleurolophocercous type cercariae under laboratory conditions. Molecular and morphological identification showed that these cercariae belonged Acanthostomum burminis infecting freshwater snakes as definitive hosts. These cercariae induced malformations (27.8%) and reduced survival to metamorphosis (53.8%). The magnitude of the effects increased with the dose of cercariae. Types of malformations were mainly axial, such as scoliosis and kyphosis. Severe limb malformations such as extra or missing limbs as reported for amphibians exposed to R. ondatrae were not observed in the D. melanostictus. Same authors reported a higher percentage of malformations previously when P. cruciger was exposed to the cercariae A. burminis compared to D. melanostictus. However, tadpoles of D. melanostictus, which are smaller compared to those of P. cruciger, experienced higher mortality than P. cruciger tadpoles. Trematode induced malformations and mortality in amphibians are highly variable and depend on multiple factors such as host species differences such as resistance to infection and tolerance, life-history characteristics such as size at metamorphosis and length of the metamorphosis period, and other factors such as size of the amphibian at the time of trematode exposure. PMID:23353759

  11. Impact of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations on Respiratory–Related Quality of Life in Patients with Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia

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    Blivet, Sandra; Cobarzan, Daniel; Beauchet, Alain; El Hajjam, Mostafa; Lacombe, Pascal; Chinet, Thierry

    2014-01-01

    Fifteen to fifty percent of patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia have pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. The objective of this study was to measure the effect of the presence of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and of their embolisation on respiratory-related quality of life (QoL). We prospectively recruited patients with a diagnosis of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia based on the Curaçao criteria and/or the identification of a pathogenic mutation. Respiratory-related quality of life was measured using the Saint George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). Patients who underwent embolisation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations completed the questionnaire before and 6–12 mo after the procedure. The 56 participants were divided into three groups: no pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (group A, n?=?10), small pulmonary arteriovenous malformations not accessible to embolotherapy (group B, n?=?19), and large pulmonary arteriovenous malformations accessible to embolotherapy (group C, n?=?27). The SGRQ score was significantly higher in group C compared to the other groups, indicating a worse respiratory-specific QoL. There was no significant difference between groups A and B. Among the 17 patients who underwent an embolisation, the SGRQ score decreased significantly after the procedure, to a value similar to that in patients without pulmonary arteriovenous malformation. Our results indicate that the presence of large but not small pulmonary arteriovenous malformations negatively affects the respiratory-related quality of life and that embolisation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations normalizes the respiratory-related quality of life. PMID:24603803

  12. In-Vitro Simulation of NBCA Embolization for Arteriovenous Malformation

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    Inagawa, S.; Isoda, H.; Kougo, H.; Isogai S, S.; Sakahara, H.

    2003-01-01

    Summary Embolization using n-butyl-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is now a daily practice over the world, but there exists no objective data that can be a basis for discussion or decision-making on the best concentration and injection rate of NBCA mixture. The purpose of this study was to obtain objective data on control and behavior of NBCA mixture with an in vitro simulation system of NBCA embolization for AVM. A nidus model made of a one-ml syringe filled with small beads was connected to a pulsatile flow circuit. A microcatheter was introduced just before the nidus model. Endoluminal pressures proximal and distal to the nidus and flow volume through the nidus were measured. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was performed to calculate transit time of the contrast medium (CM) through the nidus. NBCA was injected at various rates with an autoinjector and transit time of NBCA through the nidus was calculated. 27 trials were completed. Transit time of CM through the nidus model is well correlated to flow volume per unit of time through the nidus model. Shorter the transit time, larger was the flow volume per unit of time. The correlation was statistically significant (P < .0001). Though statistical significance was not attained, transit time of NBCA mixture at 50% concentration had a tendency to be correlated to flow volume per unit of time through the nidus, and slower injection of the NBCA mixture led to slower filling of the nidus model. Though this simulation system was artificial and the results should be interpreted carefully, it was shown with this system that transit time of CM through the nidus could be a good index for flow volume per unit of time through the nidus. Also suggested was a possibility to utilize this in vitro system for research and training on NBCA embolization of AVM. PMID:20591314

  13. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI evaluation of cerebral cavernous malformations.

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    Hart, Blaine L; Taheri, Saeid; Rosenberg, Gary A; Morrison, Leslie A

    2013-10-01

    The aim of this study is to quantitatively evaluate the behavior of CNS cavernous malformations (CCMs) using a dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCEMRI) technique sensitive for slow transfer rates of gadolinium. The prospective study was approved by the institutional review board and was HIPPA compliant. Written informed consent was obtained from 14 subjects with familial CCMs (4 men and 10 women, ages 22-76 years, mean 48.1 years). Following routine anatomic MRI of the brain, DCEMRI was performed for six slices, using T1 mapping with partial inversion recovery (TAPIR) to calculate T1 values, following administration of 0.025 mmol/kg gadolinium DTPA. The transfer rate (Ki) was calculated using the Patlak model, and Ki within CCMs was compared to normal-appearing white matter as well as to 17 normal control subjects previously studied. All subjects had typical MRI appearance of CCMs. Thirty-nine CCMs were studied using DCEMRI. Ki was low or normal in 12 lesions and elevated from 1.4 to 12 times higher than background in the remaining 27 lesions. Ki ranged from 2.1E-6 to 9.63E-4 min(-1), mean 3.55E-4. Normal-appearing white matter in the CCM patients had a mean Ki of 1.57E-4, not statistically different from mean WM Ki of 1.47E-4 in controls. TAPIR-based DCEMRI technique permits quantifiable assessment of CCMs in vivo and reveals considerable differences not seen with conventional MRI. Potential applications include correlation with biologic behavior such as lesion growth or hemorrage, and measurement of drug effects. PMID:24323376

  14. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI Evaluation of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

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    Hart, B. L.; Taheri, S.; Rosenberg, G. A.; Morrison, L. A.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study is to quantitatively evaluate the behavior of CNS cavernous malformations (CCMs) using a dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCEMRI) technique sensitive for slow transfer rates of gadolinium. The prospective study was approved by the institutional review board and was HIPPA compliant. Written informed consent was obtained from 14 subjects with familial CCMs (4 men and 10 women, ages 22–76 years, mean 48.1 years). Following routine anatomic MRI of the brain, DCEMRI was performed for six slices, using T1 mapping with partial inversion recovery (TAPIR) to calculate T1 values, following administration of 0.025 mmol/kg gadolinium DTPA. The transfer rate (Ki) was calculated using the Patlak model, and Ki within CCMs was compared to normal-appearing white matter as well as to 17 normal control subjects previously studied. All subjects had typical MRI appearance of CCMs. Thirty-nine CCMs were studied using DCEMRI. Ki was low or normal in 12 lesions and elevated from 1.4 to 12 times higher than background in the remaining 27 lesions. Ki ranged from 2.1E–6 to 9.63E–4 min?1, mean 3.55E–4. Normal-appearing white matter in the CCM patients had a mean Ki of 1.57E–4, not statistically different from mean WM Ki of 1.47E–4 in controls. TAPIR-based DCEMRI technique permits quantifiable assessment of CCMs in vivo and reveals considerable differences not seen with conventional MRI. Potential applications include correlation with biologic behavior such as lesion growth or hemorrage, and measurement of drug effects. PMID:24323376

  15. How Airway Venous Malformations Differ From Airway Infantile Hemangiomas

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    Parhizkar, Nooshin; Manning, Scott C.; Inglis, Andrew F.; Finn, Laura S.; Chen, Eunice Y.; Perkins, Jonathan A.

    2013-01-01

    Objective To compare airway infantile hemangiomas (IHs) and venous malformations (VMs) clinically, radiographically, endoscopically, and histologically. Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Patients The study included patients seen in the Vascular Anomaly Clinic, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington, between 2001 and 2008. Methods All patients with airway vascular anomalies were identified by searching the Vascular Anomaly Quality Improvement Database and hospital discharge data. The data, which were analyzed with descriptive statistics and the Fisher exact test, included presenting age, sex, presenting signs, lesion site, and radiographic, endoscopic, and histologic findings.. Results Seventeen patients with airway lesions were identified, 6 with VMs and 11 with IHs. Patients with VMs presented at a mean (SD) age of 11.3 (13.7) months (age range, 3–39 months), while those with IHs presented at 3 (1.8) months of age (age range, 1–6 months) (P =.03). The patients with IHs were predominantly female (9 of 11 [81%]), while no sex difference was noted among the patients with VMs (3 of 6 [50%]). All patients with IHs presented with stridor and cutaneous lesions, whereas patients with VMs more often presented with hemoptysis or dysphagia (P = .001). Computed tomographic angiograms demonstrated enhancing endolaryngeal lesions in all IHs, while VMs enhanced poorly. Endoscopically, IHs were transglottic, while VMs were postcricoid or epiglottic (P <.001). Histologically, immunostained lesions showed submucosal lobules of capillaries lined by GLUT-1 (glucose transporter isoform 1)–positive endothelium in IHs, whereas VMs consisted of loosely organized venous channels that lacked GLUT-1 staining. Conclusion Patients with airway IHs and VMs differ in presenting age and signs, sex, airway lesion location, enhancement on computed tomographic angiograms, and histologic appearance. PMID:21242531

  16. Enrichment and Training Improve Cognition in Rats with Cortical Malformations

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    Jenks, Kyle R.; Lucas, Marcella M.; Duffy, Ben A.; Robbins, Ashlee A.; Gimi, Barjor; Barry, Jeremy M.; Scott, Rod C.

    2013-01-01

    Children with malformations of cortical development (MCD) frequently have associated cognitive impairments which reduce quality of life. We hypothesized that cognitive deficits associated with MCD can be improved with environmental manipulation or additional training. The E17 methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) exposure model bears many anatomical hallmarks seen in human MCDs as well as similar behavioral and cognitive deficits. We divided control and MAM exposed Sprague-Dawley rats into enriched and non-enriched groups and tested performance in the Morris water maze. Another group similarly divided underwent sociability testing and also underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans pre and post enrichment. A third group of control and MAM rats without enrichment were trained until they reached criterion on the place avoidance task. MAM rats had impaired performance on spatial tasks and enrichment improved performance of both control and MAM animals. Although MAM rats did not have a deficit in sociability they showed similar improvement with enrichment as controls. MRI revealed a whole brain volume decrease with MAM exposure, and an increase in both MAM and control enriched volumes in comparison to non-enriched animals. In the place avoidance task, MAM rats required approximately 3 times as long to reach criterion as control animals, but with additional training were able to reach control performance. Environmental manipulation and additional training can improve cognition in a rodent MCD model. We therefore suggest that patients with MCD may benefit from appropriate alterations in educational strategies, social interaction and environment. These factors should be considered in therapeutic strategies. PMID:24358362

  17. Outcome of cerebral arteriovenous malformations after linear accelerator reirradiation

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    Moraes, Paulo L.; Dias, Rodrigo S.; Weltman, Eduardo; Giordani, Adelmo J.; Benabou, Salomon; Segreto, Helena R. C.; Segreto, Roberto A.

    2015-01-01

    Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients undergoing single-dose reirradiation using the Linear Accelerator (LINAC) for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Methods: A retrospective study of 37 patients with brain AVM undergoing LINAC reirradiation between April 2003 and November 2011 was carried out. Patient characteristics, for example, gender, age, use of medications, and comorbidities; disease characteristics, for example, Spetzler–Martin grading system, location, volume, modified Pollock–Flickinger score; and treatment characteristics, for example, embolization, prescription dose, radiation dose–volume curves, and conformity index were analyzed. During the follow-up period, imaging studies were performed to evaluate changes after treatment and AVM cure. Complications, such as edema, rupture of the blood–brain barrier, and radionecrosis were classified as symptomatic and asymptomatic. Results: Twenty-seven patients underwent angiogram after reirradiation and the percentage of angiographic occlusion was 55.5%. In three patients without obliteration, AVM shrinkage made it possible to perform surgical resection with a 2/3 cure rate. A reduction in AVM nidus volume greater than 50% after the first procedure was shown to be the most important predictor of obliteration. Another factor associated with AVM cure was a prescription dose higher than 15.5 Gy in the first radiosurgery. Two patients had permanent neurologic deficits. Factors correlated with complications were the prescription dose and maximum dose in the first procedure. Conclusion: This study suggests that single-dose reirradiation is safe and feasible in partially occluded AVM. Reirradiation may not benefit candidates whose prescribed dose was lower than 15.5 Gy in the first procedure and initial AVM nidus volume did not decrease by more than 50% before reirradiation.

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