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Trisomy 16 is a chromosomal abnormality in which there are three copies of chromosome 16 rather than two.[1] It is the most common chromosomal cause of miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy.

It is not possible for a child to be born with an extra copy of this chromosome present in all cells (called Full Trisomy 16).[2]

It is possible to be born with the mosaic form.[3][4]

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References

  1. ^ Mary Kugler, R.N. (2005-08-20). "Chromosome 16 Disorders" (in English). About.com:Rare Diseases. About, Inc.. http://rarediseases.about.com/od/chrosomedisorders/a/082104.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-30.  
  2. ^ Seller, MJ; Fear, C; Kumar, A; Mohammed, S (2004). "Trisomy 16 in a mid-trimester IVF foetus with multiple abnormalities". Clinical Dysmorphology (London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) 13 (3): 187–190. BL Shelfmark 3286.273700. ISSN 196772467. OCLC 196772467. PMID 15194958. http://www.clindysmorphol.com/pt/re/mcd/abstract.00019605-200407000-00013.htm.  
  3. ^ Simensen, RJ; Colby, RS; Corning, KJ (2003). "A prenatal counseling conundrum: mosaic trisomy 16. A case study presenting cognitive functioning and adaptive behavior". Genetic Counselling (Geneva: Édition médicine et hygiène) 14 (3): 331–6. BL Shelfmark 4111.845000. ISSN 1015-8146. OCLC 210520912. PMID 14577678.  
  4. ^ Langlois, S; Yong, P J; Yong, S L; Barrett, I; Kalousek, D K; Miny, P; Exeler, R; Morris, K; Robinson, W P (2006). "Postnatal follow-up of prenatally diagnosed trisomy 16 mosaicism". Prenatal Diagnosis (New York: John Wiley & Sons) 26 (6): 548–558. doi:10.1002/pd.1457. BL Shelfmark 6607.646000. OCLC 108807898. PMID 16683298.  
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