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trisomy 18 survivors

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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Sad news, sorry : Trisomy 18 is bad news by anyone's measure. The extra chromosome 18 is usually in every cell of the body. This distorts the formation of organs and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unclear: The information you list provides no specific information on which to base an answer. How was the data obtained and why? Does it relate to some specif ... Read More
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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
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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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.

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