Selective Feticide of The Aneuploid Fetus in a Twin Pregnancy: A Case Reports

Authors

  • Sinan Beksaç Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Tülay Özlü Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Sevim Balcı Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Genetics Unit of Department of Pediatrics, Ankara
  • Mehmet Alikaşifoğlu Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Genetics Unit of Department of Pediatrics, Ankara
  • Nur Çakar Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Department of Histology and Embryology, Ankara

Keywords:

Selective feticide, Twin pregnancy, Down syndrome, Screening

Abstract

An obstetric ultrasound of a 38 years old woman with a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy showed an increased nuchal translucency and absent nasal bone in one of the fetuses suggesting us an increased risk f or Down Sy ndrome (DS). This fetus was detected to hav e trisomy 21 (47, XX+21) by investigation of the amniocentesis material and was selectively undergone feticide process at 20 weeks of gestation. The other f etus (46, XX) was successf ully delivered at 36 weeks without any complications.

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Published

2006-04-17

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Beksaç S, Özlü T, Balcı S, Alikaşifoğlu M, Çakar N. Selective Feticide of The Aneuploid Fetus in a Twin Pregnancy: A Case Reports. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2006Apr.17 [cited 2022Jul.7];12(1):54-7. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/565

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