Complex Cardiac Defect in a Fetus with Trisomy 18: A Case Report
This article was originally published by Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
This is a case report of a foetus which was brought for postmortem evaluation following antenatal detection of a complex cardiac defect. Presence of dysmorphism and other malformations like gut malrotation, bladder outlet obstruction, and esophageal stenosis led to suspicion of a syndromic diagnosis. Fetal karyotyping confirmed a diagnosis of Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome). This facilitated appropriate genetic counseling of the family and guidance for prenatal diagnosis in subsequent pregnancies.