Trisomies

The trisomies are chromosomal anomalies which usually occur due to non-disjunction. The vast majority of affected fetuses are spontaneously aborted, often very early during gestation. Only three are compatible with extrauterine life (T13, T18, T21), and only one beyond early infancy (T21).

In order of decreasing frequency they are:

Individuals with other rare trisomies may survive beyond infancy, but only if they have mosaic forms.

See also

Article information

rID: 2209
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Trisomy

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