Publications by authors named "Herminia Fleitas-Cabello"

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PAGOD syndrome and vascular anomalies: is a defect embryonic angiogenesis? A case report and review.

Invest Clin 2016 Dec;57(4):388-401

PAGOD Syndrome is an acronym for lung and pulmonary arteries hypoplasia, agonadism, omphalocele / diaphragmatic defect and dextrocardia. A series of 21 patients is described, where 90.5% had a 46,XY karyotype and only two cases 46,XX; 66.6% exhibited a female phenotype and 28.6% ambiguous genitalia. The occurrence of two patients 46,XX excludes the Y chromosome as a carrier of the genetic defect and raises the possibility of a recessive X-linked inheritance, without ruling out that the observed cases in siblings may be due to mutations in other genes as Stra6, VEGFA, VEGFB, VEGFC, and alternative splicing of transcripts VEGFA, HIF1, HIF2, among others. Congenital malformations were observed in patients’ genitals and gonads 85.7%, 66.6% in diaphragm and abdominal wall , heart 80.9%, 71.4% lungs, blood vessels 80.9% and 42.8% in abdomen. The review of patients has demonstrated a high degree of variability in the expression of malformations of organs and organ systems. Vascular malformations represent an important and characteristic component of PAGOD syndrome and whose base morphogenetic syndrome may be due to a defect in early embryonic angiogenesis with impact on organogenesis and system development. Among genes related to vascular remodeling during embryogenesis, tissue regeneration and carcinogenesis, the Endothelial Growth Factor D Vascular (VEGFD), located in the Xp22.31 region, with expression in lung, heart, small intestine, uterus, breast, neuroblastoma and neural tissue, represents a strong candidate for molecular analysis as a cause of the syndrome.
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December 2016

Petty-Laxova-Wiedemann progeroid syndrome: further phenotypical delineation and confirmation of a rare syndrome of premature aging.

Am J Med Genet A 2009 Oct;149A(10):2200-5

Medical Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zulia, Zulia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

A 10-year-old boy with manifestations of Petty-Laxova-Wiedemann progeroid syndrome (PLWPS), a rare neonatal progeroid condition, is described and compared with those previously reported. Clinical manifestation include: severe pre- and postnatal growth retardation, "progeroid" face, large open fontanelle in infancy, umbilical hernia at birth, pseudomacrocephaly, wide calvaria, sparse scalp hair, markedly diminished subcutaneous fat, scoliosis, partial cutaneous syndactyly, aplastic and hypoplastic distal phalanges with aplasia and hypoplasia of nails, undescended testes, and normal cognitive and motor development. This appears to be one of only a handful of cases of PLWPS reported in an older child or adult.
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