Incidence of chromosomal abnormalities in 153 pregnancies with ultrasound detected fetal abnormalies

S. Chew, C. Anandakumar, V. Jayanthi, Y. C. Wong, D. Chia, S. Arulkumaran, S. S. Ratnam

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Abstract

One hundred and fifty-three patients with fetal abnormalities diagnosed on ultrasound were karyotyped between January 1992 and December 1993. There were 19 (12.4%) fetuses with chromosomal abnormalities. The risk of chromosomal aberrations in the malformed fetuses were increased in the presence of intrauterine growth retardation (15.4%), oligohydramnios (20%) and polyhydramnios (25%). Fetal karyotyping is thus essential in the management of such pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-597
Number of pages3
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume37
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

Keywords

  • Cytogenetic abnormality
  • Ultrasonically abnormal fetus

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    Chew, S., Anandakumar, C., Jayanthi, V., Wong, Y. C., Chia, D., Arulkumaran, S., & Ratnam, S. S. (1996). Incidence of chromosomal abnormalities in 153 pregnancies with ultrasound detected fetal abnormalies. Singapore Medical Journal, 37(6), 595-597.