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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Keep them comfortabl: These patients are supported with comfort measures as much as possible. Fluids, nutrition, oxygen, etc.As a universally fatal disorder, management fo ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Trisomy 18: 5 to 10% live past 12 months.Many are provided with palliative care. They may be fed through a nasogastric tube or gastrostomy. Oxygen therapy is some ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Genetic accident.: Trisomy 18 is a generally perinatally lethal (few exceptions prove the rule) genetic aberration that occurs when chromosomal non-disjunction occurs in ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Error in formation: During the formation of the egg or sperm, the chromosome(c) pairs split with one of each going to the egg or sperm. At conception, the egg & sperm ea ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head an ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Edwards Syndrome: Trisomy 18 - chromosomal condition in 1/5,000 to 6,000 live births due to random events while egg or sperm form.Usually not inherited. 5 to 10% live p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Chromosome study: Most trisomy 18's arise as a new error on meiosis during the formation of a womans egg.It is not "carried" like a sickle trait. There is a rare possib ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Keep them comfortabl: These patients are supported with comfort measures as much as possible. Fluids, nutrition, oxygen, etc.As a universally fatal disorder, management fo ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Translocation: If the edwards syndrome infant has translocation (joining of chromosomes) rather than a free-standing extra 18 chromosome (trisomy), then the parent m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Are you saying you have T18, or your pregnancy is positive for T18. The first response would not be possible. The second is worrisome. Those with any ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Trisomy 18: The best test is to see a geneticist and have a genetic analysis done., this is the best test.
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