How to Cite this Article: Bruns D. 2011. Birth history, physical characteristics, and medical conditions in long-term survivors with full trisomy 13. Am J Med Genet Part A 155: 2634–2640.
Birth history, physical characteristics, and medical conditions in long-term survivors with full trisomy 13†
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2011
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American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Volume 155, Issue 11, pages 2634–2640, November 2011
How to Cite
Bruns, D. (2011), Birth history, physical characteristics, and medical conditions in long-term survivors with full trisomy 13. Am. J. Med. Genet., 155: 2634–2640. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34283
- Issue published online: 20 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 7 APR 2011
- trisomy 13;
- Patau syndrome;
- physical characteristics;
- medical conditions
The purpose of the study is to provide data about long-term survivors with full trisomy 13 (t13). Mothers of 30 long-term survivors with full t13 completed an online survey. Survey data were downloaded into an SPSS database. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze survey data. Tracking Rare Incidence Syndrome (TRIS) Survey data on survival, birth information including maternal and paternal age at conception, physical characteristics, and medical conditions were compared. Data indicate longer mean survival rates (48.4 months for those living at the time of data collection, 40.8 months for those who died prior) than described in the literature. Means for gestations age, birth weight, and length are 38.11 weeks, 2,789.34 g and 48.45 cm, respectively. Long-term survivors presented with syndrome-related physical characteristics (e.g., low-set ears, cleft lip and palate) and medical conditions (e.g., ventricular septal defect (VSD), feeding difficulties). We conclude that data indicate longer survival and a range in birth information (gestational age, birth weight, and length) along with presence of common presenting physical characteristics and medical conditions of long-term survivors with full t13. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.