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2003-08-12-12 Twin pregnancy with trisomy 21 @ Ruess

Twin pregnancy with trisomy 21

Anette Ruess, MD


Ultrasound images of a 36-year-old Gravida one in the 22nd week of her dichorial Twin pregnancy. The first male fetus shows no abnormalities. The second female fetus demonstrates: an atrioventricle septal defect, absent nasal bone, and camptodactyly of the fifth finger. At term, a healthy boy, and a girl with Down Syndrome and atrial ventricle septal defect were born.

Figure 1: atrioventricular septal defect

Figure 2: absent nasal bone

Figure 3: camptodactyly of the fifth finger

Figure 4: 3D image of the face


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