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Omphalocele-Exstrophy-Imperforate anus-Spinal defects (OEIS complex), a combination of omphalocele, exstrophy of the bladder, an imperforate anus and spinal defects, arises from a single localized defect in the early development of the mesoderm that will later contribute to infraumbilical mesenchyme, cloacal septum, and caudal vertebrae. In this report, we(More)
We report a case of cephalothoracopagus janiceps monosymmetros that was diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound at 23 weeks' gestation. Obstetric ultrasound demonstrated conjoined female twins with a single fused cranial vault irregular in contour, duplicated cerebra, one face, two eyeballs, a fused thorax, two hearts, two thoracic spines, eight limbs, and(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancies complicated by fetal cystic hygroma in the second and third trimesters are often associated with hydrops fetalis, oligohydramnios or intrauterine fetal death which may make genetic assessment more difficult. We investigated the roles of amniocentesis, postmortem chorionic villus sampling and cystic hygroma paracentesis in cytogenetic(More)
BACKGROUND To study the cytogenetics, ultrasound findings, biochemical screening, perinatal outcome, and associated abnormalities in cases of omphaloceles associated with umbilical cord cysts. METHODS From 1988 to 1994, three cases of omphaloceles with umbilical cord cysts were identified at Mackay Memorial Hospital. We compared the clinical data of our(More)
We present the first report of prenatally diagnosed Dandy-Walker malformation with the karyotype of partial trisomy 11 and 22 due to familial translocation t(11;22)(q23;q11) inherited in three generations. We demonstrate that the Dandy-Walker malformation can be an associated congenital malformation of supernumerary der(22)t(11;22) syndrome and emphasize(More)
Cebocephaly and sirenomelia are uncommon birth defects. Their association is extremely rare; however, the presence of spina bifida with both conditions is not unexpected. We report on a female still-birth with cebocephaly, alobar holoprosencephaly, cleft palate, lumbar spina bifida, sirenomelia, a single umbilical artery, and a 46,XX karyotype, but without(More)
We report on a case of duplicated hydrometrocolpos with uterus didelphys, a septate vagina, lower vaginal atresia, a persistent urogenital sinus, left ear agenesis, a single umbilical artery, and an imperforate anus, but without the associated features of McKusick-Kaufman syndrome such as polydactyly and congenital heart defects. Ultrasound-guided fluid(More)
We report the prenatal diagnosis, pathology, cytogenetics, and molecular studies of a retroperitoneal fetus in fetu. Prenatal ultrasonography of the host fetus in the third trimester showed an anencephalic, acardiac mass with identifiable extremities and spine within an intra-abdominal cystic mass. Pathological examination revealed a fetiform mass weighing(More)
Asphyxiating thoracic dysplasia (ATD), or Jeune syndrome, is an uncommon autosomal recessive skeletal disorder characterized by a small thorax, varying degrees of rhizomelic brachymelia, polydactyly, pelvic abnormalities, and renal anomalies. We describe prenatal sonographic examinations in the third trimester of a fetus with abnormal small thorax, short(More)
We retrospectively reviewed 27 cases of omphalocele and 15 cases of gastroschisis occurring among 62, 572 deliveries between 1987 and 1994. All cases had undergone prenatal sonographic examinations at a mean gestational age of 28 weeks. In cases of omphalocele, 59.3% (16/27) of fetuses were associated with multiple malformations and 16% (4/25) had(More)