Marden-Walker syndrome

Case report, nosologic discussion and aspects of counseling

L. Garavelli, A. Donadio, G. Banchini, C. Magnani, C. Magnani, E. Calzolari, J. P. Fryns

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Abstract

The Marden-Walker syndrome is characterized by a mask-like face with blepharophimosis, micrognathia, cleft or high-arched palate, low-set ears, congenital joint contractures, decreased muscular mass, failure to thrive and psychomotor retardation. We report a boy with a phenotype mostly resembling the condition named Marden-Walker syndrome, with many of the criteria proposed for diagnosing this particular phenotype. In addition he had hypoplastic corpus callosum, cerebellar vermis hypoplasia, enlarged cisterna magna and vertebral abnormalities. During pregnancy there were reduced fetal movements. In the present patient the fetal hypokinesia sequence, due to central nervous system malformation, is most compatible with the diagnosis of Marden-Walker syndrome. The etiology is probably heterogeneous, but the possibility of autosomal recessive inheritance should be considered in genetic counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalGenetic Counseling
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Counseling
Micrognathism
Blepharophimosis
Cisterna Magna
Nervous System Malformations
Phenotype
Fetal Movement
Failure to Thrive
Hypokinesia
Palate
Corpus Callosum
Genetic Counseling
Contracture
Masks
Ear
Central Nervous System
Joints
Pregnancy
Marden-Walker syndrome
Cerebellar Vermis

Keywords

  • Blepharophimosis
  • Distal arthrogryposis
  • Fetal a(hypo)kinesia sequence
  • Marden-Walker syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)

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Garavelli, L., Donadio, A., Banchini, G., Magnani, C., Magnani, C., Calzolari, E., & Fryns, J. P. (2000). Marden-Walker syndrome: Case report, nosologic discussion and aspects of counseling. Genetic Counseling, 11(2), 111-118.

Marden-Walker syndrome : Case report, nosologic discussion and aspects of counseling. / Garavelli, L.; Donadio, A.; Banchini, G.; Magnani, C.; Magnani, C.; Calzolari, E.; Fryns, J. P.

In: Genetic Counseling, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2000, p. 111-118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Garavelli, L, Donadio, A, Banchini, G, Magnani, C, Magnani, C, Calzolari, E & Fryns, JP 2000, 'Marden-Walker syndrome: Case report, nosologic discussion and aspects of counseling', Genetic Counseling, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 111-118.
Garavelli L, Donadio A, Banchini G, Magnani C, Magnani C, Calzolari E et al. Marden-Walker syndrome: Case report, nosologic discussion and aspects of counseling. Genetic Counseling. 2000;11(2):111-118.
Garavelli, L. ; Donadio, A. ; Banchini, G. ; Magnani, C. ; Magnani, C. ; Calzolari, E. ; Fryns, J. P. / Marden-Walker syndrome : Case report, nosologic discussion and aspects of counseling. In: Genetic Counseling. 2000 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 111-118.
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