Case Report

Prenatally diagnosed partial trisomy 3q case with an omphalocele and less severe phenotype


  • Deniz Cemgil Arıkan
  • Ayhan Coşkun
  • İlker Arıkan
  • Gürkan Kıran
  • Gülay Ceylaner

Received Date: 16.12.2009 Accepted Date: 11.02.2010 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2010;11(4):228-232 PMID: 24591944

Trisomy 3q is a very rarely reported chromosomal disorder. Duplication of part of the long arm of human chromosome 3 causes a distinct and severe syndrome that leads to multiple congenital abnormalities. A 27 year-old pregnant woman was admitted to our clinic at 17 weeks of gestation. Prenatal sonography identified a fetus with an omphalocele that contained the liver and bowel, mild ventriculomegaly and polyhydramnios. Amniocentesis revealed the karyotype of 46, XY, der (3) (3qter→3q21: : 3pter→3qter). The pregnancy was subsequently terminated. Postnatally, the proband showed midfacial hypoplasia, micrognathia, hypoplastic 12th ribs, omphalocele and prominent heels. We reported this partial trisomy 3q case because he had less marked malformations compared to other reported cases and also different features such as an omphalocele and hypoplastic 12th rib which have not been described previously in an isolated Trisomy 3q case with this karyotype.

Keywords: Partial Trisomy 3q, omphalocele, amniocentesis