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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part E

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome diagnosed in a precious IVF pregnancy: Ethical and therapeutic dilemma from an obstetrician’s perspective
Author(s): Abhay Kumar, Avir Sarkar and Manisha Meena
Abstract: Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome (WHS) is a very rare chromosomal anomaly resulting in early onset severe fetal growth restrictions, micrognathia, cleft lip, cleft palate and intellectual delay. Diagnosis of such a non-lethal syndrome does not mandate medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), especially in a precious IVF pregnancy. However, strong couple desire for MTP cannot be denied considering the lifelong morbidity of the resultant baby. So, the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas pose a challenge to obstetrical fraternity when WHS is discovered at 18 weeks gestation in a pregnancy resulting from donor gamete in vitro fertilization conception. Finally, after a long discussion and counselling, parents insisted to go for medical termination of pregnancy.
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How to cite this article:
Abhay Kumar, Avir Sarkar, Manisha Meena. Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome diagnosed in a precious IVF pregnancy: Ethical and therapeutic dilemma from an obstetrician’s perspective. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(6):285-286. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i6e.767
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology