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A high level of tetrasomy 9p mosaicism but no clinical manifestations other than moderate oligozoospermia with chromosomally balanced sperm: a case report

Abstract : Tetrasomy 9p (ORPHA: 3310) (i(9p)) is a rare chromosomal imbalance. It is characterized by the presence of a supernumerary chromosome incorporating two copies of the short arm of chromosome 9 and is usually present in a mosaic state postnatally. Depending on the level of mosaicism, the phenotype ranges from mild developmental delay to multiple congenital anomalies with severe intellectual disability. Here, we report on a patient diagnosed with i(9p) mosaicism after the recurrent failure of in vitro fertilization. Although the patient's clinical phenotype was normal, the level of mosaicism varied greatly from one tissue to another. A sperm analysis evidenced subnormal spermatogenesis with chromosomally balanced spermatozoa and no risk of transmission to the offspring. Although individuals with i(9p) and no clinical manifestations have rarely been described, the prenatal diagnosis of this abnormality in the absence of ultrasound findings raises a number of questions.
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Hela Bellil, Bérenice Herve, Elodie Herzog, Jean-Marc Ayoubi, François Vialard, et al.. A high level of tetrasomy 9p mosaicism but no clinical manifestations other than moderate oligozoospermia with chromosomally balanced sperm: a case report. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Springer Verlag, 2020, 37 (3), pp.573-577. ⟨10.1007/s10815-020-01690-0⟩. ⟨hal-03191983⟩

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