Short arm deletions in group E and chromosomal "deletion" syndromes

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The karyotype of a 1-year-old infant with retardation of psychomotor development and physical growth, microcephaly, corneal opacity, dislocated hips, talipes equinovarus, and puffy extremities revealed a deletion of the short arm of a submetacentric E chromosome, one of the two late replicating chromosomes in this group. Review of reported instances of similar deletions suggests that the phenotype of growth retardation, mental retardation, and a constellation of minor congenital anomalies may be associated with gross chromosomal deletions, irrespective of the specific chromosome involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-438
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1966


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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