Femoral facial syndrome (FFS) is comprised of cleft palate, mierognathia, short or absent femora, and vertebral and genitourinary malformations. We report on a stillborn fetus with FFS delivered to a mother with gestational diabetes. Prenatal ultrasound examination showed abnormalities at 21 weeks of gestation; prior ultrasound findings were interpreted as normal. Long bone histology showed disorganization of the growth plate with a relative decrease in cartilaginous matrix and vacuolization and binucleation of the chondrocytes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Medical Genetics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
- Femoral facial syndrome
- Femoral hypoplasia-unusual faciès syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas