The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 1
A de novo 11q23 deletion in a patient presenting with severe ophthalmologic findings, psychomotor retardation and facial dysmorphism
Pediatric Genetics Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. E mail: pelinozlem@hacettepe.edu.tr Distal 11q deletion, previously known as Jacobsen syndrome, is caused by segmental aneusomy for the distal end of the long arm of chromosome 11. Typical clinical features include facial dysmorphism, mild-to-moderate psychomotor retardation, trigonocephaly, cardiac defects, and thrombocytopenia. There is a significant variability in the range of clinical features. We report herein a five-year-old girl with severe ophthalmological findings, facial dysmorphism, and psychomotor retardation with normal platelet function, in whom a de novo 11q23 deletion was detected, suggesting that distal 11q monosomy should be kept in mind in patients presenting with dysmorphic facial features and psychomotor retardation even in the absence of hematological findings. Keywords : distal 11q monosomy, facial dysmorphism, psychomotor retardation, trigonocephaly, ophthalmological findings.
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