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Partial Trisomy 13 in Patau Syndrome

Patau Syndrome - Partial Trisomy 13


  • We present a case of a child with Patau syndrome that exhibits features consistent with congenital palmar nail syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Trisomy 13 mosaicism- When DNA from chromosome 13 is present in some of the cells. iii. Partial trisomy – When only a part of third chromosome is present in the body cells.[doctordecides.com]
  • Cryptorchidism may often be present, that is, the testicles do not drop into the scrotum, and remain in the abdominal cavity.[niftytest-ce.eu]


  • Is There Any Treatment for Trisomy 13? Unfortunately, there is no standard treatment available for babies born with this disorder. It is therefore difficult to improve Trisomy 13 life expectancy.[newhealthadvisor.com]
  • Treatment There is no specific treatment for trisomy 13. Treatment varies from child to child and depends on the specific symptoms.[leehealth.org]
  • Treatment Treatment of children with Trisomy 13 is planned on a case-by-case basis. The type of treatment given depends on the patient's individual condition.[dxline.info]
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  • , Prevention, and Comlications Prognosis most cases do not survive past one year of life some less severe cases do survive in early childhood and beyond, though rare Prevention there are no known preventive measures for Patau's syndrome selective pregnancy[medbullets.com]
  • It is important for families to understand the poor prognosis in making decisions about surgical and medical intervention in the neonatal period.[clinicaladvisor.com]
  • Prognosis and complications Trisomy 13 is associated with a number of complications which begin immediately.[doctordecides.com]
  • Prognosis More than 80% of children with Patau syndrome die within the first year of life.[intelligentdental.com]
  • Prognosis The prognosis for children with Patau syndrome is very poor. Of those who do not die before birth, the average length of survival is 2.5 days. Only one child in twenty lives longer than six months.[encyclopedia.com]


  • (Etiology) Trisomy 13 Syndrome takes place due to a chromosomal anomaly, when an additional copy of the genetic material found on the 13th chromosome is carried forward during fertilization.[dovemed.com]
  • Though the etiologies of these syndromes differ, they share several features including pre- and postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly, cleft lip and palate, and cardiac anomalies.[karger.com]


  • […] trisomy of chromosome 13, or translocation Not thought to be inherited, but caused by malformation of sperm or egg during meiosis Associated with development of multiple comorbidites including congenital heart disease cleft lip and palate are common Epidemiology[medbullets.com]
  • Trisomy 18 Epidemiology Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, is the second most common trisomy behind Down syndrome.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]
  • Trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 in a defined population: epidemiological, genetic and prenatal observations. Prenat Diagn. 2003 Oct;23(10):856-60. Pont SJ, Robbins JM, Bird TM, Gibson JB, Cleves MA, Tilford JM, Aitken ME.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Epidemiology The prevalence of trisomy 13 is between 1 in 5,000 and 1 in 29,000 live births, and it is the third most common autosomal trisomy in newborns after trisomy 21 and trisomy 18 [ 1 ].[patient.info]
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  • Genetic counseling can help a great way in understanding the condition and ways to prevent risk of inheriting it further. Prevention The syndrome is a genetic disorder and is difficult to prevent.[doctordecides.com]
  • , and Comlications Prognosis most cases do not survive past one year of life some less severe cases do survive in early childhood and beyond, though rare Prevention there are no known preventive measures for Patau's syndrome selective pregnancy termination[medbullets.com]
  • Currently, there are no specific methods or guidelines to prevent Trisomy 13 Syndrome genetic condition Genetic testing of the expecting parents (and related family members) and prenatal diagnosis (molecular testing of the fetus during pregnancy) may[dovemed.com]
  • Prevention Since Patau syndrome is thought to be caused by a spontaneous genetic mutation rather than an inherited genetic defect, there is no way to prevent it.[encyclopedia.com]
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