Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of Nager syndrome

D. Paladini, A. Tartaglione, A. Lamberti, C. Lapadula, P. Martinelli

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Nager syndrome, or acrofacial dysostosis, is a rare malformation complex characterized by facial anomalies (external ear abnormalities and micrognathia) and limb defects (radial hypoplasia and absence of the thumb and/or other digits). Since its first description in 1948, more than 80 cases have been reported in the pediatric literature. However, there is only one previous report on the prenatal recognition of the syndrome, which was at 30 weeks of gestation. We report here a further case of Nager syndrome, prospectively diagnosed at 23 weeks of gestation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003


  • Digit
  • Micrognathia
  • Nager syndrome
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Radial hypoplasia
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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