Authors:
C Eng, V Murday, S Seal, S Mohammed, SV Hodgson, MA Chaudary, IS Fentiman, BA Ponder, RA Eeles
Journal name: 
J Med Genet
Citation info: 
31(6):458-461
Abstract: 
Cowden syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition of multiple hamartomas. Patients with this phakomatosis have an increased risk of breast cancer and thyroid tumours. Lhermitte-Duclos disease is usually a sporadic condition of cerebellar ganglion cell hypertrophy, ataxia, mental retardation, and self-limited seizure disorder. We describe a three generation family with Cowden syndrome and Lhermitte-Duclos disease. Karyotyping performed on the peripheral lymphocytes of the proband and her affected mother showed a 46,XX complement. Single strand conformational polymorphism analysis failed to show any germline p53 mutations as a cause of the syndrome in this family.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1136/jmg.31.6.458
Research group: 
Ponder Group
E-pub date: 
01 Jun 1994
Users with this publication listed: 
Bruce Ponder