Antenatal Diagnosis of Achondrogenesis Type II

Kodandapani, Sreelakshmi and Ramkumar, V (2009) Antenatal Diagnosis of Achondrogenesis Type II. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 48 (174). pp. 155-157.

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Achondrogenesis is a lethal congenital chondrodystrophy characterized by extreme micromelia, small thorax and polyhydramnios. We describe a case of achondrogenesis type II (Langer-Saldino achondrogenesis). Prenatal ultrasonography at 22-weeks gestation revealed a fetus with large head, short neck and chest, prominent abdomen and short limbs. Pregnancy was terminated. Radiologic examination of neonate revealed features of achondrogenesis type II. Routine ultrasound screening made early detection and timely management possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: achondrogenesis, antenatal, chondrodystroph, congenital
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2013 04:20

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