Michelle Bocéno

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BACKGROUND Malformations are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in full term infants and genomic imbalances are a significant component of their aetiology. However, the causes of defects in many patients with multiple congenital malformations remain unexplained despite thorough clinical examination and laboratory investigations. METHODS We used a(More)
The WAGR contiguous gene deletion syndrome is a combination of Wilms tumor, aniridia, genitourinary abnormalities, and mental retardation. Children with WAGR syndrome invariably have a constitutional chromosomal deletion at 11p13. WT1 haploinsufficiency is associated with a significant risk of Wilms tumor while PAX6 haploinsufficiency lead to aniridia, both(More)
Monosomy 1p36 is one of the most frequent subtelomeric microdeletion syndromes characterized by distinct craniofacial features and developmental delay/mental retardation. Other common symptoms include hypotonia, seizures, brain abnormalities, visual, auditory and heart defects. Neuroblastoma is a rare feature since to our knowledge only two patients with(More)
We report on four cases, three familial and one sporadic, with congenital pulmonary lymphangectasia and facial and lower limb lymphedema. Hydrops fetalis was observed in three cases and death occurred in one of those. This is the third report describing inherited pulmonary lymphangectasia with a clinical phenotype very similar to that described by Njolstad(More)
Thirty patients have been described with cytogenetically visible deletion of the short arm of chromosome 6. However, subtelomeric 6p deletion detected by subtelomeric specific probes has been reported only twice. We report two new patients with terminal 6p deletion detected by subtelomeric screening using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The two(More)
We report the first case of inherited ring chromosome 8 syndrome without loss of subtelomeric sequences. The proband is a 6 1/2-year-old boy with short stature, microcephaly, mild mental retardation, and behavioral problems including hyperactivity and attention deficit. His mother presented the same physical features but intelligence was normal. Family(More)
We report a child presenting with Alagille and Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndromes. Standard karyotyping showed a de novo 46,XY,t(1;6)(p31;q16) translocation. Fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis identified a de novo deletion in the 20p12 chromosomal region encompassing JAG1, the major gene responsible for Alagille syndrome. The aberration was(More)
We report on a fetus with multiple congenital anomalies including atypical lissencephaly, corpus callosum agenesis, cerebellar hypoplasia, cleft palate, ventricular septal defect, and hypoplastic aortic arch. The initial routine chromosome study failed to detect any abnormality. Subtelomeres analysis by MLPA identified an 18q23 duplication inherited from(More)
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is a congenital disorder of bone development characterized by persistently open or delayed closure of cranial sutures and wormian bones, hypoplastic and/or aplastic clavicles, wide pubic symphysis, dental anomalies and short stature. The condition is inherited as an autosomal-dominant trait and the human CBFA1 gene has been(More)
We report the prenatal diagnosis of a fetus with sacrococcygeal teratoma and facial dysmorphism attributed to a constitutional terminal deletion of chromosome 7q and partial trisomy of chromosome 2p likely resulting from a de novo balanced translocation. The cytogenetic abnormality was diagnosed prenatally after sonographic detection of teratoma and(More)