A case with de novo interstitial deletion of chromosome 7q21.1-q22

Manguoglu E., Berker-Karauzum S., Baumer A., Mihci E., Tacoy S., Luleci G., ...More

GENETIC COUNSELING, vol.16, no.2, pp.155-159, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-159
  • Keywords: interstitial deletion, 7q2 1.1-q22, 7Q DELETION, LONG ARM, ABNORMALITIES, NEWBORNS, MONOSOMY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


A case with de novo interstitial deletion of chromosome 7q21.1-q22: A patient with multiple congenital anomalies was found to have a de novo proximal interstitial deletion of chromosome 7q21.1-q22. The patient was 10.5 years of age, and manifestations include growth retardation (below 3rd percentile), mental retardation, mild microcephaly, hypersensitivity to noise, mild spasticity, short palpebral fissures, alternant exotropia, compensated hypermetropic astigmatism, hypotelorism, hypoplastic labia majora and minora, clinodactyly of fingers 4 and 5. Molecular studies revealed that the deletion had a paternal origin, while chromosomes of both parents cytogenetically were shown to be normal. Molecular, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses confirmed no deletion at the Williams-Beuren Syndrome region. Some of the heterogeneous clinical findings were consistent with previously reported cases of same chromosomal breakpoints.