Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Manitoba Oculotrichoanal Syndrome: First Case Report From India

Sai Rani Karanam, Vinay Kumar Konana, Shruthi Sreenivasaiah, Sudhakar Potti
Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Vinaya Kumar Konana
Resident, Sankara Eye Hospital,
Vijayawada-Guntur express highway, Pedakakani,
Guntur District-522509, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Email id: dr.vini69@gmail.com


Received: 25-OCT-2015 Accepted: 16-JAN-2016 Published Online: 09-SEP-2016
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.220

Abstract
Manitoba-oculo-tricho-anal (MOTA) syndrome is very rare syndrome characterized by aberrant hairline, eye anomalies (ocular hypertelorism, cryptophthalmos, and upper eyelid colobomas), bifid nose, omphalocele and anorectal anomalies. MOTA syndrome was first reported in 1992 in Oji-cree community from the Island Lake region of Manitoba, Canada. Till date very few cases of MOTA have been reported and none from India. We report first case of MOTA syndrome from India. A two month old male baby was brought with complaints of defect in right upper eye lid since birth. He was the second born child of a second degree consanguineously married couple at 37 weeks of gestation. On physical examination, the baby had right upper eyelid coloboma, ocular hypertelorism, bifid nose, small nasal ala and bilateral undescended testis. Investigations revealed high anorectal anomaly and right renal agenesis. Whole exome sequencing showed homozygous nonsense variation in exon 25 of the FREM1 gene that resulted in a stop codon. This case gains importance as it is the first case of MOTA being reported from India and bilateral undescended testis which was seen this case is an addition to the variable clinical spectrum of MOTA. 

Keywords :MOTA, BNAR, consanguinity, multisystem