Cytogenetics of the tissue involved in neural tube defects

Genet Couns. 1995;6(1):49-53.


Cytogenetic techniques were used to study the tissue involved in neural tube defects. Eighteen patients have been evaluated and no specific alterations have been detected. We conclude that, whatever are the mechanisms that lead to neural tube defect, their origins must be searched for at the molecular level.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chromosome Aberrations*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 14
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Nerve Tissue / ultrastructure*
  • Neural Crest / pathology
  • Neural Tube Defects / epidemiology
  • Neural Tube Defects / genetics*
  • Neural Tube Defects / pathology
  • Translocation, Genetic