Lumbocostovertebral syndrome in an infant of a diabetic mother

Okumus N., Bas A. Y., Demirel N., Zenciroglu A., Surmeli S., CEYLANER S.

American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, vol.152, no.6, pp.1374-1377, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 152 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ajmg.a.33465
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1374-1377
  • Keywords: lumbocostovertebral syndrome, diabetic embryopathy, cryptorchidism, syndactyly, LUMBAR HERNIA
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Congenital lumbar hernia (CLH) is rarely seen in children and the patients with CLH usually have other congenital anomalies. The most common clinical presentation of CLH, previously named lumbocostovertebral syndrome, includes hemivertebrae, absent ribs, and abdominal wall muscle hypoplasia.We report on an infant of a diabetic mother presenting with CLH with other anomalies, and we speculate that this clinical picture fits a developmental field defect associated with maternal diabetes. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.