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Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum: a review of the literature and genetic update.
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PMID:  25118188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS, OMIM 164 210) is a developmental disorder primarily involving structures derived from the first and second pharyngeal arches during embryogenesis. The phenotype is clinically heterogeneous and is typically characterised by abnormal development of the ear, mandible anomalies and defects of the vertebral column. OAVS may occur as a multiple congenital abnormality, and associated findings include anomalies of the eye, brain, heart, kidneys and other organs and systems. Both genetic and environmental factors are thought to contribute to this craniofacial condition, however, the mechanisms are still poorly understood. Here, we present a review of the literature on OAVS, discussing what is known about the aetiology, candidate loci, possible mechanisms and the range of clinical features that characterise this condition. We also comment on some important aspects of recurrence risk counselling to aid clinical management.
Ana Beleza-Meireles; Jill Clayton-Smith; Jorge M Saraiva; May Tassabehji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical genetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-6244     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Genet.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985087R     Medline TA:  J Med Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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