Normal Y sequences in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome with total failure of masculinization

Acta Paediatr. Jun-Jul 1992;81(6-7):570-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1992.tb12300.x.


We report an infant with characteristics of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome who had anteverted nostrils, apparently low-set ears, micrognathia, high-arched palate, cleft palate, growth and psychomotor retardation, hypotonia, poor suck, cerebral hypotrophy and double renal pelvis and ureter. An EEG showed spike waves in the right temporal area. The patient appeared to have normal internal and external genitalia of the female type. Both ovaries were dysplastic. The karyotype was 46,XY. All of 26 loci on the Y chromosome were positive including SRY, a candidate gene for TDF.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*
  • Face / abnormalities
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intellectual Disability / genetics*
  • Karyotyping
  • Male
  • Microcephaly / genetics*
  • Nose / abnormalities*
  • Ovary / pathology
  • Syndrome
  • Y Chromosome*