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Prenatal diagnosis of de novo partial trisomy 18p and partial monosomy 18q recurrent in a family with fatal aortic coarctation
- Hu, Hua, Hao, Jia, Yao, Hong, Chang, Qing, Li, Rui, Zhang, Xiaohang, Liang, Zhiqing
- Gene 2013 v.517 pp. 132-136
- chromosome elimination, fetus, monosomics, telomeres, trisomics, women
- Aortic coarctation is a life-threatening defect when it occurs with cardiorespiratory failure. Its genetic cause remains unknown. A woman was pregnant twice, both with male fetuses that had partial trisomy 18p, partial monosomy 18q, and aortic coarctation. The syndrome may relate to the aortic coarctation and pulmonary hypoplasia and is life-threatening. ArrayCGH analysis suggested a de novo 17.7Mb deletion of chromosome 18q21.33→qter (58,413,193bp to 76,116,029bp) and a de novo 12.4Mb duplication of chromosome 18pter→p11.21 (1543bp to 12,438,430bp) at the telomeric end of chromosome 18. To the best of our knowledge, the present chromosomal breakpoint with rearrangement has not been previously described. This chromosome aberration may be responsible for this syndrome.