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Trisomy 10p with clinical features of facio-auriculo-vertebral spectrum: a case report

Dabir, Tabib A.; Morrison, Patrick J.

doi: 10.1097/

We report a male child born with complete absence of his external ear, hemifacial microsomia of the right side, high arched palate, a down-turned upper lip and slightly up-slanting palpebral fissures. The features were suggestive of facio-auriculo-vertebral spectrum. Investigations showed a tandem duplication of the short arm of one chromosome 10 with apparent breakpoints at p14 and p15. This case extends the list of chromosomal abnormalities associated with the facio-auriculo-vertebral phenotype and also adds useful clinical information to possible trisomy 10p phenotypes.

Clinical Genetics department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast

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Received 16 May 2005 Accepted 19 September 2005

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