Edwards syndrome characteristics (mnemonic)

Last revised by Kyriacos S. Evangelou on 09 Aug 2021

A mnemonic to remember the characteristics of Edwards syndrome is:



  • E: Eighteen (trisomy)
  • D: digit overlapping flexion
  • W: wide head
  • A: absent intellect (mental retardation)
  • R: rocher-bottom feet
  • D: diseased heart
  • S: small lower jaw

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