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)
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)
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)
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 describe the combined use of comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and fluorecence in situ hybridization (FISH) to identify the origin of de novo unbalanced translocations in a fetus with abnormalities on ultrasound examination and in a newborn with multiple congenital abnormalities. RHG banding of amniocytes and lymphocytes respectively showed a(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)
Fourteen cases of mosaic variegated aneuploidy (MVA) syndrome have been reported in the last 10 years. The phenotype of this rare condition has been quite consistent: severe microcephaly, growth deficiency, mild physical anomalies, and mental retardation. We describe here a young boy in whom MVA syndrome is associated to myelodysplasia with a monosomy 7(More)