PMID: 2343030Mar 1, 1990Paper

Fetal cystic hygromata: insights gained from fetal blood sampling

Prenatal Diagnosis
Y TannirandornC H Rodeck

Abstract

Twelve second-trimester fetuses with cystic hygroma underwent fetal blood sampling for rapid karyotyping, haematologic evaluation, and blood gas analysis. An abnormal karyotype was found in seven cases: monosomy X in five, trisomy 21 in one, and trisomy 13 in the other. Eight of ten fetuses undergoing blood gas analysis showed hypoxaemia, five of which were growth-retarded. Nine pregnancies were terminated. Of the remaining three, only one fetus survived the perinatal period.

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