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The challenging trisomy 16: a case report.
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PMID:  23157062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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BACKGROUND: Trisomy 16 is a very frequent autosomal anomaly accounting for about 2% of first trimester abortions. In most pregnancies the chromosomal genome found in the fetus is also present in the placenta. Confined placental mosaicism is frequently detected in the placental region along with a structurally normal fetus.
CASE: We present the case of a 39-year-old primigravida with confined placental mosaicism diagnosed with chorionic villus sampling. Amniocentesis showed a normal karyotype (46, XX). Detailed scanning revealed no structural fetal anomalies, but severe oligohydramnios.
CONCLUSION: Diagnosis of trisomy 16 does not necessarily mean that the newborn has anatomical abnormalities.
Authors:
E N Kontomanolis; M Lambropoulou; A Georgiadis; I Gramatikopoulou; T H Deftereou; G Galazios
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Democritus, University, Alexandroupolis, Greece. mek-2@otenet.gr
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