By Harold Chen MD, FAAP, FACMG (auth.)
Many start defects, even though infrequent separately, are encountered in scientific perform and feature now turn into treatable if adequately clinically determined. within the Atlas of Genetic prognosis and Counseling, Harold Chen, MD, stocks his virtually forty years of scientific genetics perform in a finished pictorial atlas of 203 genetic issues, malformations, and malformation syndromes. the writer offers a close define for every ailment, describing its genetics, easy defects, medical good points, diagnostic checks, and counseling matters, together with recurrence threat, prenatal analysis, and administration. a variety of colour images of prenatal ultrasounds, imagings, cytogenetics, and postmortem findings illustrate the scientific positive factors of sufferers at diverse a while, sufferers with various levels of severity, and the optimum diagnostic suggestions. The problems mentioned are supplemented by means of case histories and diagnostic affirmation through cytogenetics, biochemical, and molecular strategies, while to be had. additionally on hand in a CD-ROM variation (ISBN: 1-58829-974-5).
Authoritative and updated, the Atlas of Genetic prognosis and Counseling can help all physicians to appreciate and realize genetic ailments and malformation syndromes, and for that reason higher assessment, advice, and deal with affected sufferers.
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8. 9. e. CNS involvement: usually associated with amniotic band rupture before 45 days of gestation i. Neural tube defects (cranioschisis, atypical or asymmetrical meningocele, myelomeningocele, encephalocele, or anencephaly) ii. Ventriculomegaly iii. Pressure defects of the parenchyma f. Calvarial defects g. Cleft lip/palate Limb abnormalities a. Limb reduction defects b. Intrauterine amputations c. Ring constrictions with or without distal lymphedema, clubbing, or syndactyly i. Deeper rings ii.
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Cataract iv. Myopia v. Strabismus vi. Glaucoma vii. Optic disk drusen viii. Fundus hypopigmentation k. Skeletal abnormalities i. Lack of normal progression of interpedicular distance in the lumbar spine ii. Spina bifida iii. Shortening of distal phalanges and metacarpal bones iv. Clinodactyly 4. Prognosis a. Characterized by recurrent episodes of cholestasis b. Often associated with common respiratory tract infections, especially during the first year of life c. Good long survival but mortality rate may be up to 25% GENETICS/BASIC DEFECTS 1.
Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling by Harold Chen MD, FAAP, FACMG (auth.)