Jeanne Offermans

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Lethal hypophosphatasia, spur type: case report and fetopathological study: Hypophosphatasia (HP) is characterised by severe undermineralisation of the skeleton owing to deficiency of tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase. Clinically a perinatal, infantile, childhood and adult type is distinguished. Clinical signs in the perinatal type of HP show(More)
A fetal patient presented at 27.3 weeks of gestation with polyhydramnion. Ultrasound examination showed enlarged cerebral ventricles, abnormal position of the fingers and abnormal external genitals. Chromosome studies in chorionic villus material were normal male: in cultured amniocytes a distal deletion 14q32 was demonstrated and confirmed by FISH(More)
We present 5 unrelated patients, 3 boys and 2 girls, with Pfeiffer syndrome (PS) type 2. They all had cloverleaf skull, severe proptosis, ankylosis of the elbows, broad thumbs and/or broad halluces and variable accompanying anomalies. We review the literature on all subtypes of PS. Most patients with PS type 2 died shortly after birth. Causes of death(More)
Nowadays, improved ultrasound techniques enable the detection of more subtle congenital abnormalities at an earlier stage of fetal development. Current cytogenetic techniques can characterize a chromosomal abnormality in greater detail. These advancements in both diagnostic possibilities have helped to answer many questions but have also created new issues(More)
Two patients with a trisomy 7p are reported. Both were assessed by facial dysmorphism and congenital anomalies. In one of the patients trisomy 7p was a de novo event, in the other patient unbalanced inheritance of a parental translocation caused trisomy 7p. Developmental delay was severe in both. Our 2 cases are compared with patients reported in literature.
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