Prenatal diagnosis of Neu-Laxova syndrome: a case report.


:BACKGROUND: Neu-Laxova syndrome is a rare congenital abnormality involving multiple systems. We report a case of Neu-Laxova syndrome (NLS) diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound examination. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old gravida 3, para 2 woman was first seen in our antenatal clinic at 38 weeks' pregnancy. Except for the consanguinity and two previous abnormal stillborn babies her medical history was unremarkable. On ultrasound examination microcephaly, flat forehead, micrognathia, intrauterine growth restriction, generalized edema of the skin, hypoplastic chest, excessive soft tissue deposition of hands and feet, joint contractures and a penis without scrotal sacs were detected. She delivered a 2000 g male fetus. He died five minutes after delivery. Postmortem examination confirmed the diagnosis of Neu-Laxova syndrome. CONCLUSION: Because of the autosomal recessive inheritance of Neu-Laxova syndrome genetic counseling and early-serial ultrasound examination should be performed at risk families. Early diagnosis of the disease may offer termination of the pregnancy as an option.


Aslan H,Gul A,Polat I,Mutaf C,Agar M,Ceylan Y





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    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    更新日期:2012-09-21 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-03-23 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2020-02-07 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2020-01-29 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-09-26 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-06-29 00:00:00

  • Inadequate fetal heart rate monitoring and poor use of partogram associated with intrapartum stillbirth: a case-referent study in Nepal.

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kc A,Wrammert J,Clark RB,Ewald U,Målqvist M

    更新日期:2016-08-19 00:00:00

  • Risk factors and comorbidities associated with magnesium deficiency in pregnant women and women with hormone-related conditions: analysis of a large real-world dataset.

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Orlova S,Dikke G,Pickering G,Yaltseva N,Konchits S,Starostin K,Bevz A

    更新日期:2021-01-22 00:00:00

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Finnbogadóttir H,Dykes AK,Wann-Hansson C

    更新日期:2014-08-28 00:00:00

  • Can a community health worker administered postnatal checklist increase health-seeking behaviors and knowledge?: evidence from a randomized trial with a private maternity facility in Kiambu County, Kenya.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Since the 2009 WHO and UNICEF recommendation that women receive home-based postnatal care within the first three days after birth, a growing number of low-income countries have explored integrating postnatal home visit interventions into their maternal and newborn health strategies. This randomized trial eva...

    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: McConnell M,Ettenger A,Rothschild CW,Muigai F,Cohen J

    更新日期:2016-06-04 00:00:00

  • Factors influencing decision-making for caesarean section in Sweden - a qualitative study.

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Panda S,Daly D,Begley C,Karlström A,Larsson B,Bäck L,Hildingsson I

    更新日期:2018-09-17 00:00:00

  • The association between attendance of midwives and workload of midwives with the mode of birth: secondary analyses in the German healthcare system.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The continuous rise in caesarean rates across most European countries raises multiple concerns. One factor in this development might be the type of care women receive during childbirth. 'Supportive care during labour' by midwives could be an important factor for reducing fear, tension and pain and decreasing...

    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Knape N,Mayer H,Schnepp W,zu Sayn-Wittgenstein F

    更新日期:2014-09-02 00:00:00

  • Effect of community-based distribution of misoprostol on facility delivery: a scoping review.

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    journal_title:BMC pregnancy and childbirth

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2019-11-06 00:00:00