Congenital lymphatic dysplasia in Kabuki syndrome: first report of an unusual association.

TitleCongenital lymphatic dysplasia in Kabuki syndrome: first report of an unusual association.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMorcaldi G, Boccardo F, Campisi C, Bellini T, Massocco D, Bonioli E
JournalLymphology
Volume43
Issue4
Pagination188-91
Date Published2010 Dec
ISSN0024-7766
KeywordsAbnormalities, Multiple, Face, Hematologic Diseases, Humans, Lymphedema, Mental Retardation, Syndrome, Vestibular Diseases
Abstract

Kabuki syndrome was first described in Japan in 1981 as a rare disorder of unknown cause. Its main features include characteristic faciesi, postnatal growth retardation, and mental delay. To date, there is no molecular marker for Kabuki syndrome, which is considered genetically heterogeneous and still is a clinically-based diagnosis. Here we describe the first case of a patient affected by Kabuki syndrome associated with lymphatic dysplasiai. We suggest accurate evaluation of all Kabuki patients as early as possible in order to diagnose lymphedema or other clinical manifestations of lymphatic system involvement. Early identification of lymphatic system maldevelopment provides the best chance for reducing the risk of developing progressive lymphedema with associated tissue changes (fibrosis, sclerosis, and fat deposition).

Alternate JournalLymphology
Citation Key931
PubMed ID21446574