7 May 1997
I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with achondroplasia/hypochondroplasia complex. We are following a couple, now at 32 weeks gestation. The mother has hypochondroplasia, the father has achondroplasia (both proven by molecular testing). We have not done molecular testing on the fetus; however, by ultrasound it appears to be severely affected. The couple is faced with making decisions about management after delivery. I have found only one case describing survival past the newborn period. Does anyone have any clinical experience to share? thank you in advance for any assistance.
Marlene Huggins, MSc