Prenatally diagnosed ectrodactyly at 16 weeks' gestation by 2- and 3-dimensional ultrasonography: a case report

Fetal Diagn Ther. 2008;24(3):161-4. doi: 10.1159/000151331. Epub 2008 Aug 28.


Objective: Ectrodactyly is a rare malformation with various presentations. The current report describes a case of ectrodactyly detected using 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography at 16 weeks' gestation.

Methods and results: The 2D ultrasonographic findings were ectrodactyly in the right hand and monodactyly in the left hand, and these results were confirmed and further clarified using 3D imaging. The postmortem X-ray findings were consistent with the ultrasonography.

Conclusion: We conclude that 3D ultrasonography can assist in clarifying 2D ultrasonography findings of hand malformations during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Gestational Age
  • Hand Deformities, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*