Prenatal diagnosis of distal arthrogryposis type 1

Citation
I. Dudkiewicz et al., Prenatal diagnosis of distal arthrogryposis type 1, SKELETAL RA, 28(4), 1999, pp. 233-235
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
Journal title
SKELETAL RADIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0364-2348 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
233 - 235
Database
ISI
SICI code
0364-2348(199904)28:4<233:PDODAT>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
A 23-year-old woman, gravida 1 parity 0, was referred for routine ultrasoun d examination at 23 weeks gestation. Fetal anatomy was normal. However, bot h hands demonstrated clasped thumbs without extension. Repeated ultrasound examination verified the bilateral hands posture. The position of the hands did not change following sound stimulation. The child was diagnosed as dis tal arthrogryposis type 1. Prenatal counselling by the pediatric orthopedic surgeon, geneticist and gynecologist, was provided, to inform the parents on the probable outcome of the fetus and the hands. The parents were advise d to continue with the pregnancy. A 1,975-g healthy boy was delivered by sp ontaneous vaginal delivery. Neonatal examination confirmed the prenatal dia gnosis of arthrogryposis type 1. Following reconstructive surgery the child functions well with both his hands.