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Cranial dysplasias

Masaki Matsushita, Kenichi Mishima, Ryusaku Esaki, Naoki Ishiguro, Kinji Ohno, Hiroshi Kitoh
OBJECTIVE Achondroplasia (ACH) is the most common short-limbed skeletal dysplasia caused by gain-of-function mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene. Foramen magnum stenosis (FMS) is one of the serious neurological complications in ACH. Through comprehensive drug screening, the authors identified that meclozine, an over-the-counter drug for motion sickness, inhibited activation of FGFR3 signaling. Oral administration of meclozine to the growing ACH mice promoted longitudinal bone growth, but it did not prevent FMS...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Priyanka Srivastava, Himani Pandey, Divya Agarwal, Kausik Mandal, Shubha R Phadke
We describe three consanguineous Indian families with a distinct form of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (SED Omani type). It is an autosomal recessive disorder due to mutation in CHST3 gene. CHST3 gene encodes the enzyme chondroitin 6-O-sulfotransferase-1 (C6ST-1) which mediates the sulfation of proteoglycans, (chondroitin sulfate), in the extracellular matrix of cartilage. CHST3 gene was sequenced in probands from three different families with SED. In two families missense mutations (c.904G>C predicting the substitution D302H) and c...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
T Struffert
Many important structures are located in the confined space within the posterior cranial fossa. This article describes the main aspects of the anatomy. As a uniform classification of malformations of the posterior cranial fossa does not exist the main syndromes, such as Chiari malformations, zerebellar hypoplasia and dysplasia are discussed separately.
October 13, 2016: Der Radiologe
Sumit Singh, Curtis Qin, Srikanth Medarametla, Shilpa V Hegde
We report a 14-month-old male with craniometaphyseal dysplasia (CMD). The patient presented with a history of diminishing vision and hearing loss. Cranial computed tomography scan showed diffuse calvarial and skull base hyperostosis with excessive bone narrowing the internal auditory canals and skull base foramina. A subsequent skeletal survey revealed other skeletal abnormalities, which led to the diagnosis of CMD. This was later confirmed by ANKH mutation. CMD is a rare genetic disorder that belongs to the group of craniotubular bone dysplasias...
September 2016: Radiology case reports
Dana B McCarty, Jennifer R Peat, William F Malcolm, P Brian Smith, Kimberley Fisher, Ricki F Goldstein
Objective The purpose of this study was to determine when dolichocephaly develops in preterm infants, to establish factors that contribute to its development, and to determine its association with adverse motor outcomes. Study Design This study was a retrospective review of data collected from preterm infants born at < 32 weeks' gestation. The cranial index was measured by a physical therapist (PT) at three time points during hospitalization. Demographic data, neonatal morbidities, and motor outcomes at outpatient follow-up were collected...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Ashok Panigrahy, Vincent Lee, Rafael Ceschin, Giulio Zuccoli, Nancy Beluk, Omar Khalifa, Jodie K Votava-Smith, Mark DeBrunner, Ricardo Munoz, Yuliya Domnina, Victor Morell, Peter Wearden, Joan Sanchez De Toledo, William Devine, Maliha Zahid, Cecilia W Lo
OBJECTIVE: To test for associations between abnormal respiratory ciliary motion (CM) and brain abnormalities in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) STUDY DESIGN: We recruited 35 infants with CHD preoperatively and performed nasal tissue biopsy to assess respiratory CM by videomicroscopy. Cranial ultrasound scan and brain magnetic resonance imaging were obtained pre- and/or postoperatively and systematically reviewed for brain abnormalities. Segmentation was used to quantitate cerebrospinal fluid and regional brain volumes...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Pilar Rovira Martí, Rosendo Ullot Font
PURPOSE: Pycnodysostosis is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder usually diagnosed at an early age. The few previously published case series have generally focused on maxillofacial manifestations and genetic considerations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and differential diagnosis of pycnodysostosis focusing on its orthopaedic manifestations, which have been poorly described in the literature. METHODS: We evaluated clinical and radiographic characteristics of five patients with pycnodysostosis...
August 25, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Roelof-Jan Oostra, Lucas Boer, Alie E van der Merwe
Most congenital conditions have low prevalence, but collectively they occur in a few percent of all live births. Congenital conditions are rarely encountered in anthropological studies, not least because many of them have no obvious effect on the skeleton. Here, we discuss two groups of congenital conditions that specifically affect the skeleton, either qualitatively or quantitatively. Skeletal dysplasias (osteochondrodysplasias) interfere with the histological formation, growth and maturation of skeletal tissues leading to diminished postural length, but the building plan of the body is unaffected...
October 2016: Clinical Anatomy
Ruizhi Jiajue, Bo Wu, Yan Jiang, Ou Wang, Mei Li, Xiaoping Xing, Weibo Xia
Camurati-Engelmann disease (CED; MIM 131300), or progressive diaphyseal dysplasia, is a rare autosomal dominant bone disease, which is caused by mutations in the transforming growth factor‑β1 (TGFβ1) gene on chromosome 19q13.1‑13.3. Extremely variable penetrance has been reported to be associated with CED, the most common features of which are limb pain, waddling gait and muscle weakness. The present study reported on a consanguineous Chinese family with one affected individual that initially presented with exophthalmos, which has not previously been reported as an initial manifestation of CED...
September 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Leilane Larissa Albuquerque do Nascimento, Monica da Consolação Canuto Salgueiro, Mariana Quintela, Victor Perez Teixeira, Ana Carolina Costa Mota, Camila Haddad Leal de Godoy, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
Background. Melnick-Needles Syndrome is rare congenital hereditary skeletal dysplasia caused by mutations in the FLNA gene, which codifies the protein filamin A. This condition leads to serious skeletal abnormalities, including the stomatognathic region. Case Presentation. This paper describes the case of a 13-year-old girl diagnosed with Melnick-Needles Syndrome presenting with different forms of skeletal dysplasia, such as cranial hyperostosis, short upper limbs, bowed long bones, metaphyseal thickening, genu valgum (knock-knee), shortened distal phalanges, narrow pelvis and shoulders, rib tapering and irregularities, elongation of the vertebrae, kyphoscoliosis, micrognathia, hypoplastic coronoid processes of the mandible, left stylohyoid ligament suggesting ossification, and dental development anomalies...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
Damien Haye, Hend Dridi, Jonathan Levy, Véronique Lambert, Maurice Lambert, Mohamed Agha, Frédéric Adjimi, Jürgen Kohlhase, Dan Lipsker, Alain Verloes
Mandibuloacral dysplasia with type B lipodystrophy is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by atrophic skin, lipodystrophy, and skeletal features. It is caused by mutations in ZMPSTE24, a gene encoding a zinc metalloproteinase involved in the post-translational modification of lamin. Nine distinct pathogenic variants have been identified in 11 patients from nine unrelated families with this disorder. We report a 12-year-old boy with mandibuloacral dysplasia with type B lipodystrophy and a novel homozygous c...
October 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Kazuhiro Ando, Osamu Sasaki, Masatoshi Watanabe, Takeo Nashimoto, Bumpei Kikuchi
We report a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage(SAH)from an intracranial vertebral artery(VA)dissection in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia(FMD)who presented with headache. A 54-year-old woman complained of spontaneous occipital headache. The dilatation of the left VA was detected on magnetic resonance angiography(MRA). She was diagnosed with left VA dissection(headache onset type). After sudden onset of headache on the second day of hospitalization, her consciousness level, as defined by the Japan Coma Scale, was 300...
July 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Giuseppe Catapano, Matteo de Notaris, Domenico Di Maria, Luis Alonso Fernandez, Giuseppe Di Nuzzo, Vincenzo Seneca, Giuseppina Iorio, Iacopo Dallan
BACKGROUND: The evolution of skull base surgery over the past decade has been influenced by advancement in visualization technology. Recently, as a result of such improvements, three-dimensional (3-D) scopes have been widely used during endoscopic endonasal approaches. In the present study, we describe the use of 3-D stereoscopic endoscope for the treatment of a variety of skull base lesions. METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2015, a 3-D endoscopic endonasal approach (4 and 4...
August 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Bibiana Vitković, Morena Milić
Goldenhar syndrome, also known as oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia, is a rare congenital condition characterized by facial, cranial, vertebral, ocular, auricular and cardiac abnormalities. This syndrome is associated with hemifacial microsomia due to inadequate growth of the mandible and vertebral anomaly of the cervical part of the spine. For anesthesiologists, airway management is of great interest because of facial and oral abnormalities such as mandibular hypoplasia and limitation of neck movement. Considering different conditions of Goldenhar syndrome, every patient should be preoperatively evaluated in order to make the plan for the anticipated difficult airway management...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
A Wonkam, N Makubalo, T Roberts, M Chetty
Pyle disease (OMIM 265900), also known as metaphyseal dysplasia, is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with no known gene mutation. We report a case of Pyle disease in a 7-year-old African boy of mixed ancestry who presented with finger and wrist fractures following minor trauma. The radiological findings revealed abnormally broad metaphyses of the tubular bones, known as Erlenmeyer-flask bone deformity, and mild cranial sclerosis, both hallmarks of the condition. We report the first case in a patient with African ancestry, which could help in the gene discovery of this rare autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia with unknown mutations...
June 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Ting-Ting Wang, Dong Zhou
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) presents a strong clinical challenge especially for the treatment of the associated epilepsy. Epilepsy in FCD is often treatment-resistant and constitutes 50% of treatment-resistant cases. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have been widely used in the treatment of FCD. However, evidence to suggest their specific effect on the treatment of FCD remains to be established. In view of this resistance, several alternative treatments have been suggested. Although treatment currently involves surgical management, non-invasive treatments have been identified...
May 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Kazuo Noda, Megumi Kitami, Kohei Kitami, Masaru Kaku, Yoshihiro Komatsu
The primary cilium is a cellular organelle that coordinates signaling pathways critical for cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and homeostasis. Intraflagellar transport (IFT) plays a pivotal role in assembling primary cilia. Disruption and/or dysfunction of IFT components can cause multiple diseases, including skeletal dysplasia. However, the mechanism by which IFT regulates skeletogenesis remains elusive. Here, we show that a neural crest-specific deletion of intraflagellar transport 20 (Ift20) in mice compromises ciliogenesis and intracellular transport of collagen, which leads to osteopenia in the facial region...
May 10, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Leyla Ozer, Evrim Unsal, Suleyman Aktuna, Volkan Baltaci, Pelin Celikkol, Fatma Akyigit, Askin Sen, Ozge Ayvaz, Sevim Balci
Mandibuloacral dysplasia (MAD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by acroosteolysis (resorption of terminal phalanges), skin changes (hyperpigmentation), clavicular hypoplasia, craniofascial anomalies, a hook nose and prominent eyes, delayed closures of the cranial sutures, lipodystrophy, alopecia, and skeletal anomalies. MAD patients are classified according to lipodystrophy patterns: type A and type B. The vast majority of MAD cases are caused by LMNA gene mutations. MAD patients with type A lipodystrophy (MADA) have been reported to have LMNA R527H, A529V, or A529T mutations...
July 2016: Clinical Dysmorphology
Ruan Peng, Hong-Ning Xie, Mei-Fang Lin, Jian-Bo Yang, Yi Zhou, Hui-Qing Chen, Yun-Xiao Zhu
AIMS: To review pregnancy outcomes, complication rates and neonatal neural development of selective termination procedures for complicated monochorionic (MC) twins. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of the pregnancies that underwent selective reduction with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and bipolar cord coagulation (BCC) in our institution. RESULTS: Forty-eight cases underwent selective reduction with BCC and the remaining 45 with RFA...
April 2, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Kang-Won Kim, Jeoung-Hwan Seo, Myoung-Hwan Ko, Yu-Hui Won, Sung-Hee Park
Axial mesodermal dysplasia complex (AMDC) arises in variable combinations of craniocaudal anomalies such as musculoskeletal deformities, neuroschisis, or rhombencephalic developmental disorders. To the best of our knowledge, the co-existence of AMDC with associated musculoskeletal anomalies, medullary neuroschisis with mirror movements, and cranial nerve anomalies has not yet been reported. Here, we report the case of a 4-year-old boy whose clinical features were suggestive of Goldenhar syndrome and Poland syndrome with Sprengel deformity...
February 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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