February 1988

Turner Syndrome and Hypoplastic Left-Heart Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Department of Medical Genetics West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(2):122. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150020016005

Sir.—Natowicz and Kelley1 called attention to the hypoplastic left-heart syndrome as the most severe manifestation of obstruction of the left side of the heart in Turner syndrome. They reported three new cases and cited three previous reports, to which I would like to add four additional cases from the literature.2-5 Interestingly, three of these ten patients were fetuses with cystic hygroma and edema. Continued awareness of this association will likely detect additional cases.

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