Edwards syndrome characteristics (mnemonic)

Last revised by Joshua Yap on 13 Oct 2022

A mnemonic to remember the characteristics of Edwards syndrome is:



  • E: eighteen (trisomy 18)

  • D: digit-overlapping flexion

  • W: wide head

  • A: absent intellect (mental retardation)

  • R: rocker-bottom feet

  • D: diseased heart

  • S: small lower jaw

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