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tri·so·my 18 syn·drome

a chromosomal disorder that is usually fatal within 2-3 years; characterized by mental retardation, abnormal skull shape, low-set and malformed ears, small mandible, cardiac defects, short sternum, diaphragmatic or inguinal hernia, Meckel diverticulum, abnormal flexion of fingers, and dermatoglyphic anomalies.
Synonym(s): Edwards syndrome

tri·so·my 18 syn·drome

a chromosomal disorder that is usually fatal within 2-3 years; characterized by mental retardation, abnormal skull shape, low-set and malformed ears, small mandible, cardiac defects, short sternum, diaphragmatic or inguinal hernia, Meckel diverticulum, abnormal flexion of fingers, and dermatoglyphic anomalies.
Synonym(s): Edwards syndrome

Edwards syndrome

Edwards syndrome

Trisomy 18, see there.

Ed·wards syn·drome

(ed'wărdz sin'drōm)
Trisomy in Group E chromosomes (16-18); second in incidence to trisomy 21 (i.e., Down syndrome) in frequency. Findings include mental retardation, congenital heart disease, spina bifida, and esophageal and biliary atresia. Affected patients generally die within 2 years of birth.

Edwards’ syndrome

a human genetical abnormality in which there are multiple congenital malformations: elongated skull, low-set ears, webbed neck, severe mental retardation. The condition is caused by TRISOMY of chromosome 18 and, like DOWN'S SYNDROME, is related to maternal age; 90% of cases die in the first six months after birth.

Edwards,

James Hilton, English physician and medical geneticist, 1928–.
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Edwards syndrome - characterized by mental retardation, abnormal skull shape, low-set and malformed ears, small mandible, cardiac defects, short sternum, diaphragmatic or inguinal hernia, Meckel diverticulum, abnormal flexion of fingers, and dermatoglyphic anomalies. Synonym(s): trisomy 18 syndrome
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Edwards Syndrome is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18 and is also known as trisomy 18.
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A Teesside mother has today spoken out against prolonging the lives of babies with the life-threatening condition, Edwards Syndrome.