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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2017, Vol. 44 Issue (1): 151-153    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3224.2017
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18q deletion is difficult to detect by prenatal diagnosis: a report of two cases and a discussion of the literature
X. Wu1, *(), X.Y. Zhu1, J. Li1
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, China
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Abstract  
Fetuses with 18q deletion have few structural abnormalities, therefore ultrasound is unlikely to detect this anomaly. Prenatal chromosome microarray is a powerful tool in detecting subtle cytogenetic abnormalities such as 18q deletion.
Key words:  18q deletion      Prenatal diagnosis      Chromosome microarray      Ultrasound     
Published:  10 February 2017     
*Corresponding Author(s):  X. WU     E-mail:  wuhongbao@aliyun.com

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X. Wu, X.Y. Zhu, J. Li. 18q deletion is difficult to detect by prenatal diagnosis: a report of two cases and a discussion of the literature. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(1): 151-153.

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