Patient with novel interstitial deletion of chromosome 3q13.1q13.3 and agenesis of the corpus callosum

Clin Dysmorphol. 2006 Oct;15(4):217-220. doi: 10.1097/


Interstitial deletions of the proximal long arm of chromosome 3 are rare. Only eight previously reported patients have deletions involving the proximal segment of 3q. Of these patients, three had agenesis of the corpus callosum and one had holoprosencephaly. We report here a patient with a small unique interstitial deletion of the long arm of chromosome 3 spanning 3q13.1q13.3. This patient has agenesis of the corpus callosum, global developmental delay, and distinctive facial features of a small nose, anteverted nares, and broad nasal root. Our patient provides further evidence that a gene involved in corpus callosum development or neuronal migration may reside in this region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Agenesis of Corpus Callosum*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosome Deletion*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 3 / genetics*
  • Developmental Disabilities / genetics
  • Diseases in Twins / genetics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nose / abnormalities
  • Phenotype
  • Twins, Dizygotic