Antenatal Diagnosis of Achondrogenesis Type II

  • Sreelakshmi Kodandapani Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • V Ramkumar Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Abstract

Achondrogenesis is a lethal congenital chondrodystrophy characterized by extreme micromelia,
small thorax and polyhydramnios. We describe a case of achondrogenesis type II (Langer-Saldino
achondrogenesis). Prenatal ultrasonography at 22-weeks gestation revealed a fetus with large head,
short neck and chest, prominent abdomen and short limbs. Pregnancy was terminated. Radiologic
examination of neonate revealed features of achondrogenesis type II. Routine ultrasound screening
made early detection and timely management possible.
Key Words: achondrogenesis, antenatal, chondrodystroph, congenital

Published
2009-04-01
How to Cite
Kodandapani, S., & Ramkumar, V. (2009). Antenatal Diagnosis of Achondrogenesis Type II. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 48(174), 155-7. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.234
Section
Case Reports