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Familial Cystic Hygroma with Normal Karyotype


Watson, William J.; Thorp, John M., Jr.; & Seeds, John W. (1990). Familial Cystic Hygroma with Normal Karyotype. Prenatal Diagnosis, 10(1), 37-40.


A patient is described who had three consecutive fetuses with cystic hygroma and hydrops, two of which had documentation of normal karyotype. Some twenty percent of fetuses with cystic hygroma have a normal karyotype, and many of these have other major malformations. An autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance has been postulated, but cystic hygroma may also occur in association with a variety of syndromes, some of which have other patterns of inheritance.


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Prenatal Diagnosis


Watson, William J.
Thorp, John M., Jr.
Seeds, John W.