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2007-08-01-14 Monosomy X © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/

Monosomy X

Fabrice Cuillier, MD*; J. H. Lai, MD**; Alice Berta***.

*    Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon"Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France;
**   Gynecologist, St-Clothilde clinic, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France;
***  Student, Arizona State University. University Drive and Mill Avenue Tempe, Arizona 85281.


Case report

This is a 13 weeks scan of a woman from nonconsanguineous couple (G4, P0). The fetus presented several anomalies:

  • Hygroma coli;
  • Atrioventricular septal defect of the heart;
  • Hydrothorax;

An amniocentesis was done and revealed abnormal karyotype (45X0). 

Images 1, 2: 13th week of pregnancy. Transverse scans through the fetal head showing cystic hygroma.


Images 3: 13th week of pregnancy. 3D image showing cystic hygroma of the fetus.

Images 4, 5: 13th week of pregnancy. Transverse plane through the fetal thorax showing pleural effusion and atrioventricular septal defect.



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