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Prenatal ultrasound detection of humero-radial synostosis in a case of antley-bixler syndrome


Savoldelli, Georges; Schinzel, Albert (1982). Prenatal ultrasound detection of humero-radial synostosis in a case of antley-bixler syndrome. Prenatal Diagnosis, 2(3):219-223.

Abstract

The Antley-Bixler syndrome is characterized by multiple skeletal fusions including humero-radial synostosis, anterior bowing of the femora, cardiac and renal malformations and a high incidence of early postnatal lethality. In the pregnancy of a mother who had previously given birth to a child with the Antley-Bixler syndrome, prenatal ultrasound diagnosis was performed at 17 and 20 weeks. Fixed flexion of about 80° in both elbows was seen together with humero-radial synostosis and bowing of the ulnae. The fetus performed jerky cranio-caudal movements in its shoulders, but did not, during five hours of real-time observation, move at all in the elbows. Mild anterior bowing of the femora was also observed. The pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks, and radiological examination of the female fetus confirmed the above mentioned findings including complete bilateral humero-radial synostosis. She also had cardiac and renal malformations. An ultrasound diagnosis of syndromes which have humero-radial synostosis as one feature is possible. Immobility and flexion in the elbows during a long period is probably the essential diagnostic finding.

Abstract

The Antley-Bixler syndrome is characterized by multiple skeletal fusions including humero-radial synostosis, anterior bowing of the femora, cardiac and renal malformations and a high incidence of early postnatal lethality. In the pregnancy of a mother who had previously given birth to a child with the Antley-Bixler syndrome, prenatal ultrasound diagnosis was performed at 17 and 20 weeks. Fixed flexion of about 80° in both elbows was seen together with humero-radial synostosis and bowing of the ulnae. The fetus performed jerky cranio-caudal movements in its shoulders, but did not, during five hours of real-time observation, move at all in the elbows. Mild anterior bowing of the femora was also observed. The pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks, and radiological examination of the female fetus confirmed the above mentioned findings including complete bilateral humero-radial synostosis. She also had cardiac and renal malformations. An ultrasound diagnosis of syndromes which have humero-radial synostosis as one feature is possible. Immobility and flexion in the elbows during a long period is probably the essential diagnostic finding.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Genetics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Obstetrics and Gynecology
Health Sciences > Genetics (clinical)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Genetics (clinical), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Antley-Bixler syndrome, Humero-radial synostosis, Prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound
Language:English
Date:1 July 1982
Deposited On:20 Jan 2023 12:42
Last Modified:28 Apr 2024 01:45
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0197-3851
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/pd.1970020311