Early prenatal sonographic diagnosis of congenital hypophosphatasia.


A pregnant woman of 14 weeks' gestation was sonographically examined due to large-for-dates uterine size. The ultrasound examination showed poor ossification of all bony structures. All limbs were shortened with no evidence of fractures. The echodensity approximated that of the surrounding organs. No acoustic shadowing was observed. Based on these… (More)


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