Prenatal Diagnosis of Skeletal Dysplasias


Description: Detection of a skeletal dysplasia in utero (during pregnancy) using ultrasound and/or genetic testing, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.

Achondroplasia-hypochondroplasia complex in a newborn infant.
Source/Author: Huggins MJ, Smith JR, Chun K, Ray PN, Shah JK, Whelan DT.; Am J Med Genet. 1999 Jun 11;84(5):396-400. 
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Case report of a patient with achondroplasia and hypochondroplasia - prenatally and postnatally

Antenatal detection of skeletal dysplasias.
Source/Author: Parilla BV, Leeth EA, Kambich MP, Chilis P, MacGregor SN.; J Ultrasound Med. 2003 Mar;22(3):255-8; quiz 259-61.
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Discussion of the ability to predict the skeletal dysplasia diagnosis on prenatal ultrasound.

Case studies: campomelic dysplasia
Source/Author: Kristen J Eger 
Web-based (medical)
Medical article on the prenatal diagnosis of campomelic dysplasia by ultrasound

Compound heterozygosity for the Achondroplasia-hypochondroplasia FGFR3 mutations: prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome.
Source/Author: Chitayat D, Fernandez B, Gardner A, Moore L, Glance P, Dunn M, Chun K, Sgro M, Ray P, Allingham-Hawkins D.; Am J Med Genet. 1999 Jun 11;84(5):401-5. 
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Report on a newborn with achondroplasia and hypochondroplasia including clinical information and prenatal diagnosis details.

Compound heterozygosity for the Achondroplasia-hypochondroplasia FGFR3 mutations: prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome.
Source/Author: Chitayat D, Fernandez B, Gardner A, Moore L, Glance P, Dunn M, Chun K, Sgro M, Ray P, Allingham-Hawkins D.; Am J Med Genet. 1999 Jun 11;84(5):401-5. 
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Case report of prenatal diagnosis of parents, one with achondroplasia and one with hypochondroplasia, and their child who inherit genetic mutations for both conditions.

Diastrophic dysplasia: a specific prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound.
Source/Author: Gembruch U, Niesen M, Kehrberg H, Hansmann M.; Prenat Diagn. 1988 Sep;8(7):539-45.
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Evaluation of prenatal-onset osteochondrodysplasias by ultrasonography: a retrospective and prospective analysis.
Source/Author: Krakow D, Alanay Yasemin, Rimoin LP, Lin V, Wilcox WR, Lachman RS, Rimoin DL
Full text medical 
Medical journal article discussing a standard approach to ultrasound on a fetus suspected to have a skeletal dysplasia. 

Fetal skeletal dysplasia
Source/Author: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago 
Web-based (medical)
Discussion of skeletal dysplasias that may be diagnosed prenatally.

First trimester prenatal diagnosis of chondroectodermal dysplasia (Ellis-van Creveld syndrome) with ultrasound.
Source/Author: Dugoff L, Thieme G, Hobbins JC. 
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Medical journal article on the diagnosis of EvC by ultrasound early in pregnancy.

First-Trimester Diagnosis of Robinow Syndrome
Source/Author: E. Ferda Percina, Tevfik Guvenalb, Ali Cetinb, Stk Percinc, Fahrettin Gozed, Sema Aricid 
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Prenatal Diagnosis of Robinow syndrome

Guidelines for the prenatal diagnosis of fetal skeletal dysplasias
Source/Author: Krakow DLachman RSRimoin DL.
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Reference for medical providers on how to diagnosed skeletal dysplasias prenatally. 

Issues surrounding prenatal genetic testing for achondroplasia.
Source/Author: Gooding HC, Boehm K, Thompson RE, Hadley D, Francomano CA, Biesecker BB.; Prenat Diagn. 2002 Oct;22(10):933-40. 
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A study to determine the awareness of, interest in and use of prenatal genetic testing for achondroplasia in individuals and families with achondroplasia

Living with achondroplasia: attitudes toward population screening and correlation with quality of life.
Source/Author: Gollust SE, Thompson RE, Gooding HC, Biesecker BB.; Prenat Diagn. 2003 Dec 15;23(12):1003-8. 
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The study assessed attitudes toward prenatal screening for achondroplasia and correlation with quality of life in a population of individuals affected with achondroplasia and first-degree relatives.

Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis
Source/Author: The MPS society 
Support Group
Discussion of the available options for prenatal diagnosis and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for couples who have had a previous child with a genetic disorder or are at risk of having a child with a genetic disorder. Applicable to any genetic condition.

Prenatal diagnosis of a rare skeletal dysplasia by ultrasound and scan tomography: atelosteogenesis III (AO III). Correlation with autopsy.
Source/Author: Cordier AGMabille MDelezoide ALChambon GFrydman RSenat MVPicone O.
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Medical journal article detailing the findings of this condition that can be identified on ultrasound during pregnancy. 
Full text article available by contacting medical@lpaonline.org

Prenatal diagnosis of campomelic dysplasia by ultrasonography.
Source/Author: Winter R, Rosenkranz W, Hofmann H, Zierler H, Becker H, Borkenstein M.; Prenat Diagn. 1985 Jan-Feb;5(1):1-8. 
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Prenatal diagnosis of genetic osteochondrodysplasias.
Source/Author: Kelly TE, Hall JG, Horton W, Scott CI. 
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Full text article available by contacting medical@lpaonline.org

Prenatal diagnosis of hypochondrogenesis using fetal MRI: a case report.
Source/Author: Suzumura H, Kohno T, Nishimura G, Watanabe H, Arisaka O.; Pediatr Radiol. 2002 May;32(5):373-5. Epub 2002 Mar 9. 
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Prenatal diagnosis of hypochondroplasia: report of two cases.
Source/Author: Karadimas C, Sifakis S, Valsamopoulos P, Makatsoris C, Velissariou V, Nasioulas G, Petersen MB, Koumantakis E, Hatzaki A. 
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Diagnosis of two babies with hypochondroplasia in pregnancy by ultrasound after 23 weeks gestation. 

Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of diastrophic dwarfism.
Source/Author: Tongsong T, Wanapirak C, Sirichotiyakul S, Chanprapaph P.; J Clin Ultrasound. 2002 Feb;30(2):103-5. 
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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of hypochondroplasia in a high-risk fetus.
Source/Author: Huggins MJ, Mernagh JR, Steele L, Smith JR, Nowaczyk MJ.; Am J Med Genet. 1999 Nov 26;87(3):226-9. 
Abstract 
Prenatal diagnosis of hypochondroplasia by ultrasound

Prenatal Testing Overview
Source/Author: Centre for Genetics Education, Australia Overview of prenatal testing options.

Prenatal Tests
Source/Author: Kids Health for Parents; Reviewed by: Barbara P. Homeier, MD 
Web-based (lay)
General overview in lay terms about tests available in pregnancy.

Prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis of diastrophic dysplasia at 13 weeks of gestation.
Source/Author: Severi FM, Bocchi C, Sanseverino F, Petraglia F.; J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2003 Apr;13(4):282-4
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Skeletal Dysplasias
Source/Author: Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Web-based (lay)
Discussion of skeletal dysplasias that may be diagnosed prenatally.

The Continuum of Disability and Trait in the Age of Genetic Manipulation
Source/Author: Ruth Ricker, past president of LPA 
Support Group
Ethical discussion regarding the use of genetic testing and prenatal diagnosis for dwarfism and other traits.

Use of three-dimensional ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of prenatal-onset skeletal dysplasias.
Source/Author: Krakow D, Williams J 3rd, Poehl M, Rimoin DL, Platt LD; Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2003 May;21(5):467-72 
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The utilization of two dimensional and three dimensional ultrasound to detect skeletal dysplasias prenatally.

Case report: prenatal diagnosis of diastrophic dysplasia by ultrasound at 21 weeks of gestation in a mother with massive obesity.
Source/Author: Jung C, Sohn C, Sergi C.; Prenat Diagn. 1998 Apr;18(4):378-83. 
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