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6 months pregnant. Scan shows right angle in tibia bone not formed and no evidence of amniotic band. What are the risks?

right leg tibia and fibula corresponding to 19 weeks fall below 5th percent tile for 26 weeks . left leg tibia and fibula corresponding to 23 weeks fall below 5th percent tile for 26 weeks both legs mesomelic shortening right more than left bowing right tibia right angle joint not formed well no evidence of amniotic band- please kindly reply foe my daughter six months complete pregnant lady
Asked On : Wed, 9 May 2012
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Mesomelia refers to abnormal shortening of the mid segment bones of the limbs (radius and ulna in upper and tibia and fibula in lower limb). This is often associated with several syndromes, some of which can even be fatal. There is no mention of upper limb mesomelia in the upper limbs. Iolated mesomelia has a better prognosis especially when not syndromic and the babies may do well health-wise but will remain dwarfed.

It would be advisable to meet your obstretician for further advise and management. Also, since it is a grave condition, it may help to get another anomaly USG scan done by a different radiologist for confirmation before taking any major decision.

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