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Multidisciplinary intervention for patau syndrome patient with long-term survival: A case report of single institution-based detailed clinical management


1 Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Maha K Alghamdi,
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jmau.jmau_54_22

Trisomy 13 is a clinically severe condition wherein has a median life expectancy of 7 to 10 days, approximately 90% of patients end up dying during the 1st year of life. Among surviving births, it is the third most prevalent trisomy. It is significant as it is tied to a variety of central nervous, cardiac, and circulatory systems, urogenital system malformations, as well as a low survival rate. The factors that contribute to a longer survival rate are not fully understood. However, several studies have found that some factors such as genetic translocations or mosaicism, race, and female gender improve survivability. We describe a 14-year-old female with mosaic Patau syndrome (47, XX + 13) who experienced life longer than usual.


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