Search :     
Articles » Skeletal » Hands anomalies » Acheiria
2012-05-10-12 Acheiria © Fabrice Cuilier  


Fabrice Cuillier, MD.
*, Midwife Mardamootoo D.*,  M’Lamali H.*. 
* Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon’Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France. 
Case report :   

A 25-year-old woman (G2P1) was referred to our antenatal unit at 13 weeks for fetal anomaly. There was no known family history of skeletal congenital disease.  The patient did not take any medication during this pregnancy. Nuchal translucency was 1.4 mm (70 mm) . We noticed an isolated acheria of one hand (Figure 1, 2, 3, 4). The other hand was normal. Feet were normal (Figure 4). 
The parents met orthopedic surgeon for counselling. At 31 weeks, achieria was confirmed. Facial morphology was normal .
Patient delivered at 39 weeks. Baby had a good postnatal adaptation.
Figure 1, 2, 3: An isolated acheria; the other hand was normal.  

Figure 4:  3D ultrasound

Figure 5: At 31 weeks

Video Clip:

Help Support :