Journal article

Spondylocostal dysostosis in a pregnancy complicated by confined placental mosaicism for tetrasomy 9p

David Coman, Sonya Bacic, Amber Boys, Duncan B Sparrow, Sally L Dunwoodie, Ravi Savarirayan, David J Amor

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2008

Abstract

The spondylocostal dysostoses (SCD) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by defects of vertebral segmentation and rib abnormalities. We report on the diagnosis of two siblings with SCD. Diagnosis was first made in a female infant following a pregnancy that was complicated by early fetal hydrops and a nuchal translucency of 8.2 mm in the first trimester. The clinical picture was complicated by the co-existent diagnosis of confined placental mosaicism (CPM) for tetrasomy 9p. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CPM for tetrasomy 9p. Postnatally the diagnosis of SCD was made on the basis of radiographic findings comprising multiple anomalies o..

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