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Unusual Clinical History of a Male Infant with Edwards Syndrome

  • Andrea Surányi
  • Tamás Bitó
  • György Vajda
  • László Kaiser
  • Gábor Gáspár
  • Márta Katona
  • János Szabó
  • Attila PálEmail author
Brief Communication

Abstract

Edwards syndrome (trisomy of chromosome 18) is generally characterized by the disorders of central nervous system, as well as the musculoskeletal and genitourinary systems. In majority of the cases with trisomy 18 the following malformations can be found: ventricular septal defect, horseshoe kidneys, oesophageal atresia, omphalocele, facial clefts, diaphragmatic hernias and genital hypoplasia. We report a male patient with Edwards syndrome. The boy had a partial agenesis of corpus callosum, oesophageal atresia with tracheo-oesophageal fistula, renal agenesis, ventricular septal defect, Dandy-Walker cyst and low-set malformed ears. The first three features are unique based on previous literature reports on trisomy 18. This report allows a further delineation of the trisomy 18 syndrome.

Keywords

Dysgenesis of corpus callosum Edwards syndrome Oesophageal atresia Renal agenesis Ultrasound 

Abbreviations

ACC

agenesis of corpus callosum

p-ACC

partial agenesis of corpus callosum

CNS

central nervous system

GI

gastrointestinal

GU

genitourinary

NODCC

National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum

US

ultrasound

VSD

ventricular septal defect

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Surányi
    • 1
  • Tamás Bitó
    • 1
  • György Vajda
    • 1
  • László Kaiser
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gábor Gáspár
    • 1
    • 3
  • Márta Katona
    • 1
    • 4
  • János Szabó
    • 1
    • 5
  • Attila Pál
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  3. 3.Public Health and Medical Officer ServiceSzegedHungary
  4. 4.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  5. 5.Department of Medical GeneticsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

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