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2001-01-19-10 Case of the week #42 © Sleurs

Case #42

January 19 - February 2  2001

Submitted by Elke Sleurs, MD*&, Luc De Catte, MD*

*Vrije Universiteit Brussel  and &Women’s Health Alliance, Nashville TN

A 32-year-old patient was seen in her fifth pregnancy for her booking scan.  In her past obstetric history we noted 3 missed abortions with D&C, and a premature labor after premature rupture of the membranes at ± 24 weeks of gestation. She was administered Progesteron IM twice a day, AspirineÒ and FragminÒ twice a day. Karyotyping was performed by chorionic villus sampling and revealed a normal male karyotype (46,XY with G-banding). The following images were obtained at 14 weeks.

There are 2 video clips of the left arm (1.6 MB)  and legs (1.1 MB) which demonstrate the findings better then the images below.

The first set of images are the left arm of the baby (the right side presents similar findings)




The second set of images are the left leg of the baby, and the right.


What is the syndrome that is represented by the findings ?

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