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Pregnancy outcome of 30 fetuses with cystic hygroma diagnosed during the first 15 weeks of gestation

Published inGenetic counseling, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 413-418
Publication date2003
Abstract

The goal of the study was to assess the prognostic value of ultrasound finding of fetal cystic hygromas. Thirty cases of septated cystic hygromas were diagnosed at 10-15 weeks gestation by transabdominal ultrasound and followed through pregnancy. The rate of abnormal karyotype was found to be 61% and the global rate of unfavorable outcome, independently of karyotype result, as high as 96%. These data suggest that cautious genetic counselling should be offered when such cystic hygromas are noticed during the first 15 weeks of gestation, even with a normal karyotype.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Chromosome Aberrations/statistics & numerical data
  • Congenital Abnormalities/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Humans
  • Karyotyping
  • Lymphangioma
  • Cystic/diagnostic imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Prenatal
Citation (ISO format)
GIACOBINO, Ariane et al. Pregnancy outcome of 30 fetuses with cystic hygroma diagnosed during the first 15 weeks of gestation. In: Genetic counseling, 2003, vol. 14, n° 4, p. 413–418.
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