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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology