A case of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia with comorbidity of oculoauriculovertebral spectrum

Pin Fee Chong, Kohei Haraguchi, Michiko Torio, Makiko Kirino, Reina Ogata, Masaru Matsukura, Yasunari Sakai, Yoshito Ishizaki, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Ryutaro Kira

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD) is a newly described brainstem malformation with distinct neuroimaging findings, characterized by a flattened ventral pons, cerebellar vermal hypoplasia and vaulted pontine tegmentum that forms a "caplike" or "beaklike" bulge projecting into the fourth ventricle. We describe a 3-month-old infant male who presented with typical neuroradiological findings as well as clinical features of PTCD. Notably, he manifested multiple anomalies with left ocular and facial hypoplasia, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and rib and vertebral anomalies. Oculoauriculovertebral spectrum (OAVS) was thus considered to be an accompanying phenotype of this patient. The unique comorbidity seen in this patient suggests that PTCD and OAVS may partly share a common mechanism in their pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Development
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A case of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia with comorbidity of oculoauriculovertebral spectrum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this