A ring chromosome 7 was found in a 19-month-old girl with microcephaly, gro
wth and developmental delay, multiple angiomas, and partial sacral agenesis
, Absent sacrum is a frequent finding in patients with 7q terminal deletion
s; in fact, genes involved in the sacral agenesis are localized in 7q36, Ho
wever, this anomaly was not described previously in patients with a ring ch
romosome 7, High resolution G-banding chromosome and fluorescence in situ h
ybridization (FISH) demonstrated that our patient lost this region during r
ing formation. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.