László Sztriha, Lihadh Al-Gazali, Erzsébet Várady, Michael Nork, Mani Varughese

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An inbred Arab family with three neonates affected by microlissencephaly syndrome is reported. Brain magnetic resonance imaging in the index case revealed very thin brain mantle with agyria-pachygyria, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and hypoplasia of the brainstem and cerebellum. All three neonates had microcephaly, arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, and micropenis. The presence of three affected newborn infants in a consanguineous family suggests an autosomal-recessive mode of inheritance of this syndrome. The spectrum of microlissencephaly syndrome is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-365
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Sztriha, L., Al-Gazali, L., Várady, E., Nork, M., & Varughese, M. (1998). Microlissencephaly. Pediatric Neurology, 18(4), 362-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0887-8994(97)00213-0