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Keywords:

  • ring chromosome 22;
  • meningioma;
  • mental retardation

Abstract

We report on a patient with multiple congenital anomalies and ring chromosome 22 who died at age 16 years of bronchopneumonia. Autopsy documented multiple psammomatous meningiomas of the spinal dura and tentorium. Tumor tissue for cytogenetic analysis was not available. Although abnormalities of chromosome 22 in tumor tissue have been reported, to our knowledge, this is only the third report of a constitutional chromosome 22 abnormality associated with the development of meningiomas. Thus, a constitutional chromosome 22 abnormality may predispose to the development of meningiomas. © 1993 Wiley-Liss, Inc.