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Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Oct;10(5):337-9.

Spondylothoracic dysplasia with diaphragmatic defect: a case report with literature review.

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Department of Surgery, Tanta University Hospital, Egypt. smk-shehata@usa.net

Abstract

Spondylothoracic dysplasia (Jarcho-Levin syndrome) is a syndrome of unknown etiology. We describe a new case with diaphragmatic eventration. Literature review for cases of Jarcho-Levin syndrome with diaphragmatic defects, which were six cases, revealed that renal affection increased when diaphragmatic defects associate the syndrome with pulmonary hypoplasia. Thus, the subgroup of spondylothoracic dysplasia with diaphragmatic defect is a more severe subgroup of the syndrome rather than the other forms of this syndrome. Relating the described anomalies in this case and that of the literature cases to the known embryological basis may point to a pivotal developmental link between lung, kidney and diaphragm, possibly the posterior mesenchyme.

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11194547
DOI:
10.1055/s-2008-1072387
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