Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of the Holt-Oram syndrome.Prenat Diagn 1988; 8(3):175-81PD
The Holt-Oram syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder consisting of a congenital heart defect in combination with characteristic upper limb abnormalities. This report presents the ultrasonographic follow-up of two fetuses at risk for the Holt-Oram syndrome. In the first fetus, the existence of Holt-Oram syndrome was suspected at 22 weeks of gestation; a ventricular septal defect, an atrial septal defect, and a minor skeletal defect were found. In the second fetus, no structural abnormalities were discovered until the 30th week, when a small atrial septal defect was detected. In both pregnancies, it was possible to exclude early in gestation the more severe forms of the Holt-Oram syndrome.