Cerebroretinal Microangiopathy with Calcifications and Cysts (CRMCC)

Yanick Crow, T. A. Briggs, G. M H Abdel-Salam, M. Balicki, P. Baxter, E. Bertini, N. Bishop, B. H. Browne, D. Chitayat, W. K. Chong, M. M. Eid, W. Halliday, I. Hughes, A. Klusmann-Koy, M. Kurian, K. K. Nischal, G. I. Rice, J. B P Stephenson, R. Surtees, J. F. TalbotN. N. Tehrani, J. L. Tolmie, C. Toomes, M. S. Van Der Knaap, Y. J. Crow

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    Extensive intracranial calcifications and leukoencephalopathy are seen in both Coats plus and leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts (LCC; Labrune syndrome). Coats plus syndrome is additionally characterized by the presence of bilateral retinal telangiectasia and exudates while LCC shows the progressive formation of parenchymal brain cysts. Despite these apparently distinguishing features, recent evidence suggests that Coats plus and LCC represent the same clinical entity with a common primary pathogenesis involving a small vessel obliterative microangiopathy. Here, we describe eight previously unreported cases, and present an update on one of the original Coats plus patients to highlight the emerging core clinical features of the "cerebroretinal microangiopathy with calcification and cysts" (CRMCC) phenotype. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)182-190
    Number of pages8
    JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2008


    • Coats
    • Exudative retinopathy
    • Intracerebral cysts
    • Intracranial calcification
    • Labrune
    • Leukodystrophy
    • Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts


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