Cerebro—costo—mandibular syndrome: early sonographic prenatal diagnosis

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  • R. M. Ibba,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie, Sardinia, Italy
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  • A. Corda,

    1. Private Ultrasound Center, Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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  • M. A. Zoppi,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie, Sardinia, Italy
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  • M. Floris,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie, Sardinia, Italy
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  • P. Todde,

    1. Servizio Anatomia Patologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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  • Dr G. Monni

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie, Sardinia, Italy
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie, Via Jenner, 09121 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Abstract

In this case report the sonographic appearance of cerebro—costo—mandibular syndrome is described. Increased fetal nuchal translucency (at 11 weeks), micrognathia (at 12 weeks) and failure of ultrasound to identify the ribs (at 18 weeks) were revealed with serial scanning. These cardinal findings allowed the prenatal diagnosis of cerebro—costo—mandibular syndrome to be made at 18 weeks' gestation. Copyright © 1997 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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