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Brachytelephalangic chondrodysplasia punctata with severe spinal cord compression: report of four new cases.
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PMID:  16937129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brachytelephalangic chondrodysplasia punctata (CDPX1, OMIM: #302950) is a rare congenital skeletal dysplasia caused by arylsulfatase E deficiency (OMIM: #300180). Although the symptoms are usually mild, severe spinal cord compression by dysplastic vertebras may develop. We report four new cases with severe cervical spinal canal narrowing documented by radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and autopsy. In all, nine cases of CDPX1 with severe cervical spinal cord compression have now been described. Because these cases account for a large proportion of all reported CDPX1 cases, we believe that an antenatal suspicion of CDPX1 should lead to genetic counseling and to investigations for spinal cord compression. After birth, this complication must be routinely anticipated, and we suggest spinal MRI in all CDPX1 infants. Unless spinal cord compression is confidently ruled out, we recommend that these newborns receive the same care as trauma patients suspected of craniocervical junction disruption.
Arnaud Garnier; Stéphane Dauger; Danièle Eurin; Ida Parisi; Giancarlo Parenti; Catherine Garel; Katy Delbecque; Clarisse Baumann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-19     Completed Date:  2007-11-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Service de Réanimation, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert Debré, and Université Paris VII, Faculté de Médecine Denis Diderot, IFR02, 48, Boulevard Sérurier, 75019, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple*
Abortion, Therapeutic
Cervical Vertebrae
Chondrodysplasia Punctata / complications*,  diagnosis
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord Compression / complications*,  diagnosis
Spinal Stenosis / complications,  diagnosis
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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