The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 76, Issue 7, pp 745–746

Clinical manifestations in trisomy 9


    • Human Genome CentreUniversiti Sains Malaysia
    • Human Genome CentreUniversiti Sains Malaysia
  • S. Hemlatha
    • Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II
  • R. Ankathil
    • Human Genome CentreUniversiti Sains Malaysia
  • B. A. Zilfalil
    • Human Genome CentreUniversiti Sains Malaysia
Clinical Brief

DOI: 10.1007/s12098-009-0158-2

Cite this article as:
Kannan, T.P., Hemlatha, S., Ankathil, R. et al. Indian J Pediatr (2009) 76: 745. doi:10.1007/s12098-009-0158-2


Complete trisomy 9 is a lethal diagnosis and most fetuses diagnosed thus die prenatally or during the early postnatal period and majority of such cases have been known to end in spontaneous abortion in the first trimester itself. One such rare survival of fetus ending in normal delivery and surviving until 20 days is reported here detailing the clinical manifestations of the child during the period of survival. The salient clinical features observed were small face, wide fontanel, prominent occiput, micrognathia, low set ears, upslanting palpebral fissures, high arched palate, short sternum, overlapping fingers, limited hip abduction, rocker bottom feet, heart murmurs and also webbed neck, characteristic of this trisomy 9 syndrome.

Key words

Clinical manifestationsInfantTrisomy 9

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