By Harold Chen
Dr. Chen stocks his nearly forty years of scientific genetics perform in a finished pictorial atlas of just about 250 genetic issues, malformations, and malformation syndromes. the writer offers an in depth define for every disease, describing its genetics, uncomplicated defects, scientific beneficial properties, diagnostic assessments, and counseling matters, together with recurrence hazard, prenatal prognosis, and administration. various colour pictures of prenatal ultrasounds, imagings, cytogenetics, and postmortem findings illustrate the scientific positive aspects of sufferers at assorted a while, sufferers with various levels of severity, and the optimum diagnostic concepts. The problems brought up are supplemented by means of case histories and diagnostic affirmation by means of cytogenetics, biochemical, and molecular recommendations, while to be had. The Atlas of Genetic analysis and Counseling can help all physicians to appreciate and realize genetic illnesses and malformation syndromes and higher evaluation, information, and deal with affected sufferers. during this new version, forty seven extra genetic issues are additional, in addition to large updates made to the former problems. New illustrations, as past variation, may be supplemented by means of case and relations historical past, scientific gains, and laboratory information, specially molecular affirmation.
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The placenta was nonoamniotic monochorionic with velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord. The other identical twin was free of birth defects. Radiograph of acardius twin shows a short segment of the spine, a femur, a tibia, and a fibula Achondrogenesis Marco Fraccaro first described achondrogenesis in 1952 (Fraccaro 1952). He used the term to describe a stillborn female with severe micromelia and marked histological cartilage changes. The term was later used to characterize the most severe forms of chondrodysplasia in humans, which were invariably lethal before or shortly after birth.
Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling by Harold Chen