45,X karyotype: may the diagnosis be suspected on ultrasonic examination in the second trimester of pregnancy?

A Tabor, J Bang, J Philip

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We report three cases of Turner's syndrome with cystic hygromata, which were diagnosed by routine ultrasound scanning before amniocentesis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Maternal and amniotic level of alpha-fetoprotein were normal. Karyotyping carried out afterwards showed a 45,X karyotype. Our data indicate, that cystic hygromata in Turner's syndrome may coexist with a normal amniotic fluid AFP, thus questioning the theory of leakage from the hygroma. It remains to be investigated if all cases of Turner's syndrome present a cystic hygroma in utero.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPrenatal Diagnosis
Vol/bind1
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)281-3
Antal sider3
ISSN0197-3851
StatusUdgivet - okt. 1981

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