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Dandy–walker malformation with postaxial polydactly: a new case of Pierquin syndrome

Passalacqua, Cristóbal A.a; Villegas, Victor P.a; Aracena, Mariana I.b,c; Mellado, Cecilia X.b,d

doi: 10.1097/MCD.0b013e32835cfb73

The combination of Dandy–Walker malformation, other central nervous system anomalies, and postaxial polydactyly has been reported previously in two pairs of siblings. We propose the name ‘Pierquin syndrome’ for this combination and we report a new patient with this disorder.

aDepartment of Pediatrics, Hospital Carlos Van Buren, Valparaíso

bDivision of Pediatrics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

cGenetics Unit, Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna

dGenetics Unit, Hospital Sótero del Río, Santiago, Chile

Correspondence to Cristóbal A. Passalacqua, 725 San Ignacio St., 6th floor, Valparaíso 2341131, Chile Tel: +56 9 81292722; fax: +56 32 2364395; e-mail:

Received February 13, 2012

Accepted November 23, 2012

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.