Micrognathia-prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1983 Aug;21(4):343-5. doi: 10.1016/0020-7292(83)90027-9.


The first case of prenatal real-time ultrasonographic diagnosis of micrognathia is presented. Diagnosis was made at 17 weeks' gestation in the fetus of a patient with previous infant affected with the syndrome of thrombocytopenia with absent radii (TAR). Recognition of micrognathia as a part of TAR syndrome and the easy visualization of fetal facial bones in the second trimester made diagnosis possible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Micrognathism / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Radius / abnormalities
  • Syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia / complications
  • Ultrasonography*