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Prenat Diagn. 2003 Feb;23(2):138-42.

First-trimester diagnosis of Bartsocas-Papas syndrome (BPS) by transvaginal ultrasound: case report and review of the literature.

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Division of Reproductive Genetics, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 1635 Poplar Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. siobhanmdolan@yahoo.com

Abstract

Initially described in 1972, Bartsocas-Papas syndrome (BPS) is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder combining multiple pterygia, ankyloblepharon, cleft lip and palate, filiform bands between the jaws, syndactyly, and other anomalies. Although described as lethal, review of the literature reveals three individuals who survived into childhood with this condition. We describe a fourth surviving patient and what we believe to be the first prenatal diagnosis of BPS in the first trimester.

PMID:
12575021
DOI:
10.1002/pd.560
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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