Clinical and genetic findings of two cases with Apert syndrome

Francisco Cammarata-Scalisi, Elanur Yilmaz, Michele Callea, Andrea Avendaño, Ercan Mıhçı, Ozgul M Alper

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Abstract

Background: Craniosynostosis is described as the premature fusion of cranial sutures that belongs to a group of alterations which produce an abnormal phenotype.

Case report: Two unrelated female patients with clinical findings of Apert syndrome-characterized by acrocephaly, prominent frontal region, flat occiput, ocular proptosis, hypertelorism, down-slanted palpebral fissures, midfacial hypoplasia, high-arched or cleft palate, short neck, cardiac anomalies and symmetrical syndactyly of the hands and feet-are present. In both patients, a heterozygous missense mutation (c.755C>G, p.Ser252Trp) in the FGFR2 gene was identified.

Conclusions: Two cases of Apert syndrome are described. It is important to recognize this uncommon entity through clinical findings, highlight interdisciplinary medical evaluation, and provide timely genetic counseling for the family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalBoletin Medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 11 2019

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