Hypothesis: patient with possible disturbance in programmed cell death

R. C. Hennekam, M. M. Cohen

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Programmed cell death is a physiological process in mammalian development by which specific types of cells are eliminated, and, hence, is of fundamental importance in normal human embryogenesis. A patient is described with multiple congenital anomalies that may be explained by a disturbance of programmed cell death. Anomalies included macrocephaly, hypoplastic lacrimal ducts, narrow external ear canals, pharyngeal mucous membrane fold, unilateral cryptorchidism, cord-like vasa deferentia, and complete cutaneous syndactyly of the hands and feet
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-377
JournalEuropean journal of human genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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