Aplasia cutis congenita, skull defect, brain heterotopia, and intestinal lymphangiectasia

Eugenio Bonioli, Raoul C. Hennekam, Gianantonio Spena, Guido Morcaldi, Antonio Di Stefano, Giovanni Serra, Carlo Bellini

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We describe a female infant with a previously unreported combination of manifestations characterized by aplasia cutis, skull defect, brain heterotopia, mild congenital lymphedema, and intestinal lymphangiectasia. The association of intestinal lymphangiectasia and aplasia cutis, and the association of intestinal lymphangiectasia with brain heterotopia in the lymphedema-lymphangiectasia- mental retardation syndrome have been described in single reports. In one family, the association of cortical dysplasia and congenital lymphedema have been related to mutations in the RELN gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics
Volume132 A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2005


  • Aplasia cutis congenital
  • Brain heterotopia
  • Cortical dysplasia
  • Intestinal lymphangiectasia
  • Lymph vessel dysplasia
  • Lymphedema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)


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