About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Case Reports in Genetics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 623860, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/623860
Case Report

Two Portuguese Cochlear Implanted Dizygotic Twins: A Case Report

1Center for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
2ENT Department, Centro Hospitalar de Coimbra, Quinta dos Vales 3041-801 S. Martinho do Bispo, Coimbra, Portugal
3School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Largo Defensores da República, 2910-470 Setúbal, Portugal

Received 31 May 2012; Accepted 10 July 2012

Academic Editors: S.-C. Chae and A. DeWan

Copyright © 2012 Joana Rita Chora et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. Manrique, F. J. Cervera-Paz, A. Huarte, and M. Molina, “Advantages of cochlear implantation in prelingual deaf children before 2 years of age when compared with later implantation,” Laryngoscope, vol. 114, no. 8, pp. 1462–1469, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. S. S. Connell, S. I. Angeli, H. Suarez, A. V. Hodges, T. J. Balkany, and X. Z. Liu, “Performance after cochlear implantation in DFNB1 patients,” Otolaryngology, vol. 137, no. 4, pp. 596–602, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. R. Taitelbaum-Swead, Z. Brownstein, C. Muchnik et al., “Connexin-associated deafness and speech perception outcome of cochlear implantation,” Archives of Otolaryngology, vol. 132, no. 5, pp. 495–500, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. G. M. Clark, R. K. Shepherd, and C. G. Treaba, “Peri-modiolar electrode arrays: a comparison of electrode position in the human temporal bone,” in Cochlear Implants: XVI World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, pp. 205–209, Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, 1997.
  5. C. C. Morton and W. E. Nance, “Newborn hearing screening—a silent revolution,” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 354, no. 20, pp. 2151–2164, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. T. V. Christiani, F. Alexandrino, C. A. De Oliveira et al., “Molecular study in Brazilian cochlear implant recipients,” American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, vol. 143, no. 14, pp. 1580–1582, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. J. R. G. D. B. M. Chora, T. D. M. Matos, J. H. F. Martins et al., “DFNB1-associated deafness in Portuguese cochlear implant users: prevalence and impact on oral outcome,” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 74, no. 10, pp. 1135–1139, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. P. Guilford, S. B. Arab, S. Blanchard et al., “A non-syndromic form of neurosensory, recessive deafness maps to the pericentromeric region of chromosome 13q,” Nature Genetics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 24–28, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. R. L. Snoeckx, P. L. M. Huygen, D. Feldman, S. Marlin, F. Denoyelle, J. Waligora, et al., “GJB2 mutations and degree of hearing loss: a multicenter study,” The American Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 77, pp. 945–957, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  10. F. J. Del Castillo, M. Rodríguez-Ballesteros, A. Álvarez et al., “A novel deletion involving the connexin-30 gene, del(GJB6-d13s1854), found in trans with mutations in the GJB2 gene (connexin-26) in subjects with DFNB1 non-syndromic hearing impairment,” Journal of Medical Genetics, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 588–594, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. K. Storm, S. Willocx, K. Flothmann, and G. Van Camp, “Determination of the carrier frequency of the common GJB2 (connexin-26) 35delG mutation in the Belgian population using an easy and reliable screening method,” Human Mutation, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 263–266, 1999.