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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 568351, 4 pages
Case Report

Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Findings in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: A Case Report

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan

Received 19 August 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012

Academic Editors: F. Muller and E. C. Nwosu

Copyright © 2012 Yoichiro Akahori et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. The objective is to report a case of Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) diagnosed by detailed observations using three-dimensional sonography. Case Report. A 33-year-old healthy multipara was referred to our hospital at 34-week gestation after severe fetal growth restriction, congenital heart anomaly, and antebrachium abnormality were diagnosed during the third trimester. Further sonography diagnosis on cardiac abnormalities diagnosed the existence of ventricular septal defect in the outflow tract, atrioventricularis communis, and truncus arteriosus communis where the pulmonary artery branched from the common arterial trunk. As for abnormalities of the forearms, ectrodactylia and monodactylism were suspected and the abnormalities were observed sterically by using three-dimensional sonography. A 1986 g (1.07 percentile) male newborn was delivered by assisted breech extraction at 37-week gestation. After birth, from characteristic facies including bushy eyebrow, broad nasal bridge, micrognathia, and abnormalities of the forearms (ectrodactylia and monodactylism), the case was diagnosed with CdLS. Conclusion. Through detailed observation including abnormalities of fingers, we could exemplify this very rare disease as an antenatal diagnoses for fetal growth retardation.