Epignathus, hypolastic left heart syndrome, and trisomy 18 in a small for gestational age female twin


Submitted: 17 November 2014
Accepted: 17 November 2014
Published: 31 August 2013
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  • S. Rugolotto Department of Pediatrics, Section of Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy.
  • A. Bertolini Department of Pediatrics, Section of Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy.
  • I. Cogo Department of Pediatrics, Section of Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy.
  • A. Pietrobelli Department of Pediatrics, Section of Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy.
  • S. Pecori Department of Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy.
  • M. Furlani Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery, S. Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy.
  • E.M. Padovani Department of Pediatrics, Section of Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy.
We describe a rare association of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, trismony 18, and epignathus in a 970 g female twin born at 37 weeks of gestational age. She died at 24 hours of age. Neonatologists and obstetricians should be aware of this rare association for a thorough prenatal counselling.

Rugolotto, S., Bertolini, A., Cogo, I., Pietrobelli, A., Pecori, S., Furlani, M., & Padovani, E. (2013). Epignathus, hypolastic left heart syndrome, and trisomy 18 in a small for gestational age female twin. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 35(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2013.41

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