A rare autosomal dominant syndrome with craniofacial dysmorphisms, skeletal abnormalities, short stature, and congenital heart defects has recently been described, associated with monoallelic truncating and frameshift bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) variants and deletions. We describe a patient harboring a novel de novo BMP2 nonsense variant, who exhibited craniofacial and skeletal features previously described for this trait and the novel findings of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and aortic root and ascending aortic aneurysm. This first instance of aortic valve involvement provides another potential cause of BAV and confirms the role of BMP2 in left ventricular outflow development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • BMP2
  • aortic aneurysm
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • syndromic


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