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Am J Med Genet. 1997 Apr 14;69(4):360-4.

Constitutional mosaicism for a chromosome 9 inversion resulting in recombinant aneusomy in an offspring.

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  • 1Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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  • Am J Med Genet 1997 Jul 11;71(1):126.


We report on a case of constitutional mosaicism for a large pericentric inversion of chromosome 9 in a man whose daughter had recombinant aneusomy resulting in partial 9q duplication and partial 9p deletion. At age 6 months, the girl was evaluated because of congenital anomalies [corrected] and developmental delay. Chromosomal analysis on this infant showed a derivative chromosome 9 which was later determined to be a recombinant chromosome with trisomy of 9q34.1-->qter and monosomy of pter-->9p24. Chromosomal analysis in her father showed the presence of two cell lines; 75% of lymphocytes had a 46,XY pattern, and 25% had a 46,XY,inv(9)(p24q34.1) karyotype. The infant's physical findings represent a composite of the reported cases of both trisomy 9q34.1-->qter and monosomy pter-->9p24. The infant's father was phenotypically and cognitively normal. This case broadens the spectrum of reported cases of mosaicism for an autosomal structural rearrangement generating unbalanced gametes, and further supports the tenet that constitutional mosaicism has clinical relevance for genetic counseling.

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