The clinical and genetic findings are described for 16 patients from a large Italian family with a variant form of hereditary spastic paraplegia and congenital arachnoid cysts inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. A molecular study has revealed a novel missense mutation, T614I, in exon 17 of SPG4, which may play a role in both focal cortical dysgenesis and neurodegeneration of the motor neurons in the corticospinal tract.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - May 25 2004|
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