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A Journal on Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Minerva Ginecologica 2007 February;59(1):91-4
Ultrasound findings of a rare congenital skeletal dysplasia: Stüve-Wiedemann sindrome
Rugolo S., Cavallaro A., Giuffrida L., Cianci A.
Department of Microbiological and Gynecological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Stüve-Wiedemann syndrome (SWS) is an extremely rare congenital skeletal disorder associated with significant newborn mortality and morbidity in survivors. Prenatal diagnosis is reportedly possible, but a precise diagnosis is difficult because SWS is part of a heterogeneous group of bone dysplasias. Mole-cular analysis remains the gold standard for establishing a specific diagnosis of this kind of disorders and for providing effective prenatal counselling. This article presents a case of SWS suspected at prenatal ultrasound in the second trimester of pregnancy and confirmed by multidisciplinary approach at birth.