Café-au-Lait Macules and Pediatric Malignancy Caused by Biallelic Mutations in the DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR) GenePMS2

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A 14-year-old male presented with a T4 sigmoid adenocarcinoma, <10 colonic adenomas and multiple café-au-lait macules. Family history was not suggestive of a dominant hereditary form of colorectal cancer. Evaluation of the tumor revealed abnormal immunohistochemical staining of the PMS2 protein and high frequency microsatellite instability. Germline analysis identified biallelic PMS2 missense mutations. A new cancer syndrome caused by biallelic mutations in the mismatch repair genes, including PMS2, is now emerging and is characterized by café-au-lait macules, colonic polyps and a distinctive tumor spectrum. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008;50:1268–1270. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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