Journal article

Two Cases of Trisomy 16 Mosaicism Ascertained Postnatally

Claudine Rieubland, David Francis, Leonie Houben, Sylvea Corrie, Agnes Bankier, Susan M White

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2009

Abstract

Postnatally ascertained trisomy 16 mosaicism is a rare diagnosis, with only three reported cases to date with no defined clinical phenotype. Trisomy 16 mosaicism diagnosed prenatally is common and associated with variable pregnancy outcomes ranging from stillbirth with multiple congenital abnormalities to an apparently normal newborn, making the genetic counseling very challenging. It is not clear whether uniparental disomy (UPD) 16 contributes to the phenotype, although it has been suggested that maternal UPD 16 affects the rate of intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR) and congenital anomalies. We report on two further cases of trisomy 16 mosaicism confined to fibroblasts diagnosed postna..

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