Prenatal detection of a 1p36 deletion in a fetus with multiple malformations and a review of the literature

Prenat Diagn. 1999 Jan;19(1):49-53.


The prenatal diagnosis of a 1p36 deletion is reported. The pregnancy was ascertained at 24 weeks of gestation because of the discovery of multiple malformations at ultrasound including hypotelorism, moderate cerebral ventricular dilatation and Ebstein anomaly with secondary cardiac failure. Following cytogenetic studies and counselling, the pregnancy was terminated and a fetal autopsy performed. The phenotype of this antenatally-diagnosed case is compared with the clinical features of 44 previously reported cases with an identical deletion of the short arm of chromosome 1p36.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*
  • Adult
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1*
  • Facial Bones / abnormalities
  • Female
  • Gene Deletion*
  • Humans
  • Hydrops Fetalis / genetics
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Karyotyping
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal