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Familial recurrence of gastroschisis: literature review and data from the population-based birth registry "Mainz Model".
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PMID:  20850644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Familial forms of gastroschisis are considered rare. A search for these forms in a population-based birth registry in 1993 found a recurrence risk of 3.5% among first-degree relatives. Since then, similar investigations in population-based registries have led to contradictory results.
METHODS: A search of the population-based birth registry "Mainz Model" for familial cases of gastroschisis and a systematic review of the literature were performed.
RESULTS: The Mainz Model database yielded 1 familial recurrence out of 27 gastroschisis cases. From the literature, 37 affected families could be retrieved. Among 412 gastroschises from population-based registries, 10 familial recurrences have been found. These translate into a recurrence risk of 2.4%, with a strong tendency toward underestimation.
CONCLUSION: The existing data support the hypothesis that familial recurrence of gastroschisis is much more likely than previously thought.
Michael Kohl; Avi Wiesel; Felix Schier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1907-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospitals, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55101 Mainz, Germany.
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