A new case with 10q23 interstitial deletion encompassing both PTEN and BMPR1A narrows the genetic region deleted in juvenile polyposis syndrome.
We report on a patient with a contiguous interstitial germline deletion of chromosome 10q23, encompassing BMPR1A and PTEN, with clinical manifestations of juvenile polyposis and minor symptoms of Cowden syndrome (CS) and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS). The patient presented dysmorphic features as well as developmental delay at the age of 5 months. Multiple polyps along all parts of the colon were diagnosed at the age of 3 years, following an episode of a severe abdominal pain and intestinal bleeding. The high-resolution comparative genomic hybridisation revealed a 3.7-Mb deletion within the 10q23 chromosomal region: 86,329,859-90,035,024. The genotyping with four polymorphic microsatellite markers confirmed a de novo 10q deletion on the allele with a paternal origin, encompassing both PTEN and BMPR1A genes. The karyotype analysis additionally identified a balanced translocation involving chromosomes 5q and 7q, and an inversion at chromosome 2, i.e. 46,XY,t(5;7)(q13.3-q36), inv(2)(p25q34). Although many genetic defects were detected, it is most likely that the 10q23 deletion is primarily the cause for the serious phenotypic manifestations. The current clinical findings and deletion of BMPR1A indicate a diagnosis of severe juvenile polyposis, but the existing macrocephaly and PTEN deletion also point to either CS or BRRS, which cannot be ruled out at the moment because of their clinical manifestation later in life and the de novo character of the deletion. The deletion detected in our patient narrows the genetic region deleted in all reported cases with juvenile polyposis by 0.04 Mb from the telomeric side, mapping it to the region chr10:88.5-90.03Mb (GRCh37/hg19), with an overall length of 1.53 Mb.Read the article