Deletion 4q21/4q22 syndrome: Two patients with de novo 4q21.3q23 and 4q13.2q23 deletions
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We report on 2 patients with de novo proximal interstitial deletions of the long arm of chromosomes 4: in one the deletion resulted in monosomy (4)(q21.3q23), in the other it produced monosomy (4)(q13.2q23). Review of 9 cases of deletions involving the 4q21/4q22 region reported previously detected a characteristic phenotype in 8 patients. This phenotype was present in our patients. We conclude that the deletion in the 4q21/4q22 region results in a specific clinical syndrome associated with central nervous system overgrowth that may be a result of anomalous imprinting in the 4q21/4q22 region.
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