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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528332/the-persistent-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-syndrome-an-update-based-upon-a-personal-experience-of-157-cases
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Jean-Yves Picard, Richard L Cate, Chrystèle Racine, Nathalie Josso
Male sex differentiation is driven by 2 hormones, testosterone and anti-müllerian hormone (AMH), responsible for the regression of müllerian ducts in male fetuses. Mutations inactivating AMH or its receptor AMHRII lead to the persistent müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS) in otherwise normally virilized 46,XY males. Our objective was to review the clinical, anatomical, and molecular features of PMDS based upon a review of the literature and upon 157 personal cases. Three clinical presentations exist: bilateral cryptorchidism, unilateral cryptorchidism with contralateral hernia, and transverse testicular ectopia...
May 20, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516323/diffusion-tensor-imaging-findings-of-the-brainstem-in-subjects-with-tonsillar-ectopia
#2
Serpil Kurtcan, Alpay Alkan, Huseyin Yetis, Umit Tuzun, Ayse Aralasmak, Huseyin Toprak, Huseyin Ozdemir
We aimed to evaluate the differences between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) values obtained from different cranial sites in subjects with Chiari I Malformation (CM-I) and borderline tonsillar ectopia (BTE), and to determine correlations between diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics and the severity of tonsillar ectopia. A total of 73 subjects with CM-I and BTE and 35 control underwent MRI and DTI. In our study, ADC values measured from the level of medulla oblongata and the RD values measured in middle cerebellar peduncles, thalamus, and globus pallidus were higher in CM-I patients than in controls...
May 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503337/complete-ectopia-cordis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Simon Pius, Halima Abubakar Ibrahim, Mustapha Bello, Mohammed Bashir Tahir
Ectopia cordis is a congenital heart exposure defined as complete or partial protrusion of heart through ventral defect in the thoracoabdominal wall alone or with other viscera in cases of pentalogy of Cantrell. This condition was first described by Haller et al. in 1706; since then many advances have been made. Diagnosis of ectopia cordis is done prenatally in well-equipped health facility by antenatal ultrasound scan so that early diagnosis and management plan can be initiated. The index case was delivered to uneducated rural family and admitted at 3 days of life and survived for seven days, even though most literatures state that majority died within four days even with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491454/crossed-fused-renal-ectopia-in-a-persian-cat
#4
Sang-Hyuk Seo, Hyun-A Lee, Sang-Il Suh, Ran Choi, In-Chul Park, Changbaig Hyun
CASE SUMMARY: This report describes a rare case of crossed fused renal ectopia (CFRE) in a cat. A mature intact male Persian cat presented with bloody nasal discharge and ascites. Diagnostic studies revealed an ectopic left kidney fused with an orthotopic right kidney and a concurrent feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) infection. The FIP was responsible for clinical signs in this cat, while clinical signs associated with CFRE were not obvious. Despite receiving intensive treatment, the cat died...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486048/endometriosis-origin-from-primordial-germ-cells
#5
Zograb Makiyan
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of endometrial ectopia. Multiple hypotheses have been postulated to explain the aetiology of endometriosis to understand various clinical evidences. The aetiology of endometriosis is still unclear. The primary question to understanding the aetiology of endometrial ectopia (endometriosis) is determining the origin of eutopic (normally cited) endometrium. According to the new theory, primordial germ cells migrate from hypoblast (yolk sac close to the allantois) to the gonadal ridges...
May 9, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454459/expression-of-cxcl12-and-its-receptor-cxcr4-in-patients-with-adenomyosis
#6
Juan Li, Geping Yin, Ming Chen, Shujun Yang, Aifang Wu, Jing Liang, Zheng Yuan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (CXCL12) and its receptor, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 4 (CXCR4) in the pathogenesis of adenomyosis (AD). Immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis were used to measure the protein and mRNA expression of CXCL12 and CXCR4 in eutopic endometrial and ectopic foci tissue samples. Samples from a total of 36 patients with AD (study group) were compared with endometrial tissue samples from 33 patients who underwent uterine fibroids surgery (control group) during the same period...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450263/wls-expression-in-the-rhombic-lip-orchestrates-the-embryonic-development-of-the-mouse-cerebellum
#7
Joanna Yeung, Daniel Goldowitz
Wntless (Wls) is implicated in the Wnt signaling pathway by regulating the secretion of Wnt molecules. During brain development, Wls is expressed in the isthmic organizer (ISO) and rhombic lip (RL). Wls regulates Wnt1 secretion at the ISO which is required to induce midbrain-hindbrain structures. However, Wls function in the RL is not known. Here, we employed Nestin-cre to delete Wls specifically in the RL during mid-gestation. The loss-of-Wls leads to an abnormal RL during development and cerebellar vermis hypoplasia at birth...
April 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441280/the-clinical-utility-of-flexion-extension-cervical-spine-mri-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#8
Samuel E Kolman, Stephanie Y Ohara, Aashim Bhatia, Tamara Feygin, Dino Colo, Keith D Baldwin, Donna Mcdonald-Mcginn, David A Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Our goal is to correlate the findings on flexion and extension radiographs with dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the clinical history, in a nonrandomly selected cohort of patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q). METHODS: All patients with the 22q who had a dynamic MRI from January 2004 to March 2015 were included. We analyzed multiple radiographic measurements on both the dynamic plain films and the MRIs, and correlated these findings with a review of each patient's medical record...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406445/morphofunctional-alterations-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-gills-after-exposure-to-mercury-chloride
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Rachele Macirella, Elvira Brunelli
Mercury (Hg) is a global pollutant that may exert its toxic effects on living organisms and is found in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in three chemical forms; elemental, organic, and inorganic. The inorganic form (iHg) tends to predominantly accumulate in aquatic environments. The gill apparatus is a very dynamic organ that plays a fundamental role in gas exchange, osmoregulation, acid-base regulation, detoxification, and excretion, and the gills are the primary route of waterborne iHg entrance in fish...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398607/wagr-syndrome-and-congenital-hypothyroidism-in-a-child-with-a-mosaic-11p13-deletion
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Minh Tuan Huynh, Elise Boudry-Labis, Bénédicte Duban, Joris Andrieux, Cong Toai Tran, Heidi Tampere, Delphine Ceraso, Sylvie Manouvrier, Gérard Tachdjian, Catherine Roche-Lestienne, Catherine Vincent-Delorme
Wilm's tumor, aniridia, genitourinary anomalies, and mental retardation (WAGR) syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, is caused by the loss of 11p13 region including PAX6 and WT1. We report novel findings in a 28-month-old boy with aniridia, Wilm's tumor, congenital hypothyroidism, and sublingual thyroid ectopia. He was found to have a mosaic 5.28 Mb interstitial deletion of chromosome 11p13 deleting PAX6 and WT1. In order to clarify the mechanism underlying his thyroid dysgenesis, sequence analysis of candidate thyroid developmental genes was performed...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394649/adamtsl4-assessment-in-ectopia-lentis-reveals-a-recurrent-founder-mutation-in-polynesians
#11
Katherine A van Bysterveldt, Rasha Al Taie, Will Ikink, Verity F Oliver, Andrea L Vincent
BACKGROUND: To clinically characterize a cohort of patients with ectopia lentis (EL), or Marfanoid features in whom a definite genetic diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS) had been excluded (atypical MFS), and to evaluate the contribution of mutations in ADAMTSL4 (OMIM * 610113), and P3H2 (LEPREL1; OMIM * 610341) to disease in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects underwent comprehensive ophthalmic examination, including keratometry. Mutational analysis of ADAMTSL4 and P3H2 was undertaken using PCR, high resolution melting analysis, and sequencing...
April 10, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352016/associated-anomalies-and-clinical-outcome-in-children-with-ectopic-kidney
#12
Cagla Serpil Dogan, Mustafa Erman Dorterler, Mustafa Devran Aybar, Halil Ciftci, Mehmet Gulum, Yigit Akin, Ercan Yeni
Urological anomalies can be seen in children with renal ectopia (RE) and can result in renal impairment. Therefore, we evaluated associated anomalies and renal outcome in our patients with RE. Sixty-eight children who were diagnosed with RE between January 2009-May 2014 were retrospectively studied. A total of 68 patients, 36 (52.9%) boys, with a median age of 67 months (4-201) and a median follow-up period of 14 months (3-113) were included in the study. Simple RE (S-RE) was found in 51 (75%) patients, of which 46 were unilateral and five were bilateral (discoid kidney)...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344916/pentalogy-of-cantrell-is-echocardiography-sufficient-in-the-neonatal-period
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Elke Zani-Ruttenstock, Augusto Zani, Osami Honjo, Priscilla Chiu
Pentalogy of Cantrell is a rare syndrome that is characterized by varying degrees of midline wall defects and congenital cardiac anomalies. A left ventricular diverticulum (LVD) is defined as partial ectopia cordis, can be part of the pentalogy of Cantrell, and can put the patient at risk of severe complications. Early diagnosis and ligation/resection of the LVD is important to prevent complications. We report on a case of pentalogy of Cantrell, in which a LVD was diagnosed only at 2 months of age despite preceding pre- and postnatal echocardiography...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342117/otto-mennicke-1876-and-the-first-description-of-skull-base-anomalies-causing-cerebellar-tonsillar-ectopia-one-of-the-first-mentions-of-the-chiari-i-malformation
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Fabian N Fries, Philipp Hendrix, Titus J Brinker, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Although Hans Chiari made significant and meaningful contributions to our understanding and classification of hindbrain herniations, others have also contributed to this knowledge. One figure who has been lost to history is Otto Mennicke. Herein, we discuss his role in our understanding of tonsillar ectopia and his life and connection to Hans Chiari. CONCLUSIONS: Our knowledge of what is now known as the Chiari malformations has been shaped by several clinicians including Otto Mennicke...
March 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334964/mutations-in-the-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-receptor-lifr-gene-and-lifr-deficiency-cause-urinary-tract-malformations
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Anne Kosfeld, Frank Brand, Anna-Carina Weiss, Martin Kreuzer, Michaela Goerk, Helge Martens, Stephanie Schubert, Anne-Kathrin Schäfer, Vera Riehmer, Imke Hennies, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Lars Pape, Kerstin Amann, Lars Krogvold, Anna Bjerre, Christoph Daniel, Andreas Kispert, Dieter Haffner, Ruthild G Weber
Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) are the most common cause of chronic kidney disease in children. As CAKUT is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and most cases are genetically unexplained, we aimed to identify new CAKUT causing genes. Using whole-exome sequencing and trio-based de novo analysis, we identified a novel heterozygous de novo frameshift variant in the leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) gene causing instability of the mRNA in a patient presenting with bilateral CAKUT and requiring kidney transplantation at one year of age...
May 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326451/application-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-treating-hydrocephalus-correlated-chiari-type-i-malformation-in-a-single-chinese-neurosurgery-centre
#16
Yiping Wu, Chuzhong Li, Xuyi Zong, Xinsheng Wang, Songbai Gui, Caiping Gu, Yazhuo Zhang
The correlation between hydrocephalus and Chiari type I malformation (CIM) has been debated since Chiari's first descriptions of CIM but some studies have shown that CIM and hydrocephalus (HCP) could cause symptoms/disease of each other or vice versa. Recent research has found that treatment focused on hydrocephalus with ventricle enlargement also provides alleviation of CIM and even of syringomyelia. However, the lack of consensus among previous studies left unanswered the question of how endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) addresses CIM and why it fails...
March 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319023/isolated-bilateral-simplex-ureteric-ectopia-bladder-capacity-as-an-indicator-of-continence-outcome
#17
Vasilis Stavrinides, Paul Charlesworth, Dan Wood, Divyesh Desai, Abraham Cherian, Imran Mushtaq, Peter Cuckow, Naima Smeulders
INTRODUCTION: Isolated bilateral simplex ectopic ureters (BSEUs) are rare but pose a therapeutic challenge: ureteric reimplantation alone does not accomplish continence in all. Identifying the patients needing additional procedures for continence early could prevent multiple operations. OBJECTIVE: Potential preoperative indicators for postoperative continence are explored in eight BSEU girls without cloacal, anorectal, or spinal anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: With institutional approval, all patients with BSEU between 1985 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296765/intermittent-pupillary-capture-of-intraocular-lens-after-transscleral-fixation-in-congenital-ectopia-lentis-patient-triggered-by-dark-environment-a-case-report
#18
Zhirong Wang, Qianzhong Cao, Guangming Jin, Charlotte Aimee Young, Yiyao Wang, Danying Zheng
RATIONALE: Although transscleral-fixated intraocular lens (IOL) implantation has been the most frequently chosen treatment for patients with inadequate capsule support, the ghost pupillary capture phenomenon did not cause enough attention. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present an unusual case withintermittent pupillary capture of intraocular lens. DIAGNOSIS: After 5 minutes staying in the dark environment, the pentacam examination revealed a mild nasal pupillary capture of the IOL...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279990/hindbrain-herniation-in-chiari-ii-malformation-on-fetal-and-postnatal-mri
#19
U D Nagaraj, K S Bierbrauer, B Zhang, J L Peiro, B M Kline-Fath
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As the practice of in utero repair of myelomeningoceles becomes more prevalent, knowledge of the expected MR imaging findings has become increasingly important. Our aim was to examine neuroimaging findings with a focus on hindbrain herniation and ventricular size in fetuses with open spinal dysraphism and to compare them with postnatal imaging features in groups undergoing prenatal-versus-postnatal repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center retrospective analysis was performed on MRIs of fetuses with open spinal dysraphism from January 2004 through July 2015 with available postnatal imaging...
March 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257833/biometry-characteristics-in-adults-and-children-with-marfan-syndrome-from-the-marfan-eye-consortium-of-chicago
#20
Michael Kinori, Sarah Wehrli, Iris S Kassem, Nathalie F Azar, Irene H Maumenee, Marilyn B Mets
PURPOSE: To report on the biometric findings of adults and children with Marfan syndrome (MFS) recruited from 2 annual National Marfan Foundation conferences (2012 and 2015). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Subjects diagnosed with MFS by Ghent 2 nosology were included for analysis. Subjects were divided into "adults" (≥16 years of age) and "children" (5-15 years of age). Biometric data included values for refractive error, axial length (AL), corneal curvature, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, and central corneal thickness...
May 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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