Long Survival of a Patient with Trisomy 18 and Dandy-Walker Syndrome
AbstractTrisomy 18 is a genetic disease resulting from an extra chromosome 18, characterized by a broad clinical spectrum, poor prognosis and low rates of survival. This is the case of a 12 year-old girl diagnosed with full trisomy 18, and multiple malformations, including Dandy-Walker Syndrome and congenital heart defects on long term survival. At nine months, a new echocardiogram showed a double outlet right ventricle, significant pulmonary stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus and ventricular septal defect. Cardiac surgery was performed at one year and seven months. Early surgical intervention and multidisciplinary follow-up may change the clinical outcome of the disease. Further studies are required to evaluate the benefit of invasive procedures such as cardiac surgery on survival of patients with trisomy 18. View Full-Text
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Moura Ferreira de Souza, L.; Galvão e Brito Medeiros, A.; Ribeiro Júnior, J.P.; Nogueira de Melo, A.; Dias, S.A.M.M. Long Survival of a Patient with Trisomy 18 and Dandy-Walker Syndrome. Medicina 2019, 55, 352.
Moura Ferreira de Souza L, Galvão e Brito Medeiros A, Ribeiro Júnior JP, Nogueira de Melo A, Dias SAMM. Long Survival of a Patient with Trisomy 18 and Dandy-Walker Syndrome. Medicina. 2019; 55(7):352.Chicago/Turabian Style
Moura Ferreira de Souza, Leonardo; Galvão e Brito Medeiros, Augusto; Ribeiro Júnior, José P.; Nogueira de Melo, Aurea; Dias, Sylvyo A.M.M. 2019. "Long Survival of a Patient with Trisomy 18 and Dandy-Walker Syndrome." Medicina 55, no. 7: 352.
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