22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), also known as velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) or DiGeorge Syndrome, is a genetic disorder due to a micro deletion on chromosome 22q11.2. VCFS is associated with abnormalities in brain structure and with an increased risk of psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia. The aim of this review was to statistically summarize the structural imaging literature on VCFS which due to the relatively rarity of the disorder tends to consider small sample sizes.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Schizophr Res

Publication Date

12/2009

Volume

115

Pages

173 - 181

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Brain, Databases, Factual, DiGeorge Syndrome, Female, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Regression Analysis