Overlapping fetal fingers

Overlapping fetal fingers is an antenatal ultrasound observation where the fetal fingers are seen to overlap each other. It may be seen seen with a concurrent clenched fetal hand.  If the hand is clenched typically the 2nd finger is seen to overlap the 3rd 4.


  • a well recognised association is with trisomy 18 2-3
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rID: 13801
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Overlapping fetal fingers on ultrasound
  • Overlapping digits

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