Linear insertion of atrioventricular valves without septal defect: a new anatomical landmark for Down's syndrome?


Our objective was to explore whether minor anatomical abnormalities of the septal insertion of tricuspid and mitral valves could be a feature of trisomy 21 in fetuses with an otherwise normal heart. Postmortem examinations were performed in 41 fetuses affected by Down's syndrome and in 52 controls. Adjoining the standard postmortem procedure, an apex-to… (More)