Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 56–57 | Cite as

Hereditary malformation of the toes and fingers in a family with double translocation heterozygosity

  • P. F. Dijkstra
  • E. M. Bleeker-Wagemakers
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A hereditary malformation of the metatarsophalangeal joints, called here “tear drop” deformity, and a cut off appearence of the distal phalanges of the toes is described in a family with double translocation t (7; 12), t (2; 6) heterozygosity. A bracydactyly E was also found. These disorders seemed unrelated to the chromosomal aberration

Key Words

Chromosomal aberration Translocation t (7; 12), t (2; 6) Brachydactyly E Tear drop deformity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. F. Dijkstra
    • 1
  • E. M. Bleeker-Wagemakers
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Central X-Ray DepartmentUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Netherlands Ophthalmic Research InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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