We describe three brothers from a non-consanguineous family with microcephaly, mental and physical retardation, speech disorder, facial anomalies, and internal hydrocephalus in two of the three affected brothers. The youngest brother died at the age of 5 months. He had situs abdominalis inversus, ASD II, and had been operated for internal hydrocephalus and atresia of the biliary duct. A search in the Oxford Medical Database Dysmorphology Program suggested phenotypic similarities with two sisters described in 1972 by Osvaldo Mutchinick in Argentina. Although differences in their phenotypes exist, it is possible that the two sets of sibs represent the same, rare syndrome. This interpretation is supported by the origin of both families from the same geographic region.
|Journal||American Journal of Medical Genetics|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 12.12.1997|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Medical Genetics