IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 44 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3224.2017

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Case Report
18q deletion is difficult to detect by prenatal diagnosis: a report of two cases and a discussion of the literature
X. Wu1, *X.Y. Zhu1J. Li1
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, China
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2017, 44(1), 151–153;
Published: 10 February 2017

Fetuses with 18q deletion have few structural abnormalities, therefore ultrasound is unlikely to detect this anomaly. Prenatal chromosome microarray is a powerful tool in detecting subtle cytogenetic abnormalities such as 18q deletion.
18q deletion
Prenatal diagnosis
Chromosome microarray
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