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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–.
Edwards Personal Preferences Schedule - personality inventory test.
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 was first described in 1960 by Edwards et al.
Further checks discovered the baby had Edwards Syndrome, a chromosome disorder where the neck hadn't developed properly, and spina bifida.
Just four and a half months into pregnancy, the couple were told their baby Charlotte Grace might not survive in the womb and if she did, she would be born with a number of disabilities due to a condition know as Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome, a rare genetic chromosomal disorder when a child is born with three copies of chromosome 18, rather than the usual two.
Eve died at just four weeks old, on February 4 this year after being diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome - a chromosome disorder.
Edwards syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra chromosome.
In January 2006, their baby, Noah, was diagnosed with the terminal illness Edwards syndrome.
His mum Ruth said she was not interested in money but wanted justice for her 10-month-old son, who had the rare Edwards Syndrome genetic condition.
He was born with Edwards Syndrome, which is caused by an extra chromosome.
He was given only days to live after he was diagnosed with the genetic disorder Edwards syndrome shortly after birth.
Specifically, the test detects Down syndrome (trisomy 21 or T21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18 or T18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13 or T13).
Clinical psychologist Danielle, who lives in Rhiwbina, was devastated when she was told at a scan that her baby might be suffering from a condition called Edwards syndrome, which was likely to result in death either in the womb or shortly after birth.
Isla went to the hospice for short breaks and respite services and received end of life care when she passed away from the rare genetic condition, Edwards Syndrome in 2012.