Vincent Michael Riccardi

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One of the most clinically aggressive cancers associated with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is the malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). To determine the incidence and relative risk (RR) of MPNSTs in individuals with NF1, 1,475 individuals with NF1 were included from a cohort of patients examined by a single experienced geneticist from 1977 to 1996.(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is characterized by cafe-au-lait spots, skinfold freckling, and cutaneous neurofibromas. No obvious relationships between small mutations (<20 bp) of the NF1 gene and a specific phenotype have previously been demonstrated, which suggests that interaction with either unlinked modifying genes and/or the normal NF1 allele may be(More)
Sporadic neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) occurs in the absence of a family history of the disease and usually results from a new mutation in the germ cell of one of the parents, most commonly the father. Older paternal age may increase the risk for a new germinal NF1 mutation, but the results of studies to address this question conflict. We investigated paternal(More)
The gene predisposing to neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) on human chromosome 22 has revealed a wide variety of different mutations in NF2 individuals. These patients display a marked variability in clinical presentation, ranging from very severe disease with numerous tumors at a young age to a relatively mild condition much later in life. To investigate(More)
Von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis is characterized by a relatively large proportion of apparently nonfamilial cases, presumed spontaneous mutations. This paper analyzes the distribution of paternal and maternal ages for 187 patients with von Recklinghausen disease representing the first definite case in their respective families. Mean paternal age was(More)
High-resolution chromosome analysis and multiple banding techniques were performed on blood samples from 40 patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) as a follow-up to our recent report in which we found interstitial deletions of 15q in four of five patients with this syndrome. Of the 40 new patients, 19 had interstitial del(15q), one had an apparently(More)
The quantitative expression of LDH A was studied in hemolysates from four patients with different but overlapping interstitial deletions of the short arm of chromosome 11. Deficiency of LDH A was demonstrated in one patient, and the LDH A locus has been assigned to that segment of 11p for which this patient alone was deficient, i.e., to band 11p12 (region(More)
Oral manifestations of neurofibromatosis have been reported in only 4% to 7% of affected persons. All oral tissues, hard and soft, have been reported to be affected with tumors, but the tongue has been the most common site. We report on the oral and radiographic findings in twenty-two patients with neurofibromatosis. The prevalence of oral and radiographic(More)