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Trisomy 13


Other Names for this Disease
  • Chromosome 13, trisomy 13 complete
  • Complete trisomy 13 syndrome
  • D trisomy syndrome (formerly)
  • Patau syndrome
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  • I have a Robertsonian translocation 13;14. My husband and I just had our trisomy 13 baby boy pass at 24 weeks gestation. My question is, does the type of trisomy 13 a baby has correlate with how long it will live in utero? For example, does full trisomy 13 have a better chance of survival than translocation trisomy 13? Or do they all have an equal prognosis? Click here for answer

  • If we had a fetus that terminated due to trisomy 13, and we took the karyotype test and the mother was determined to be a carrier of the Robertsonian translocation (or other translocation), what are the chances another pregnancy would result in a trisomy 13 baby? Click here for answer

  • I previously had a pregnancy affected by trisomy 13. What is the chance of this happening again in a future pregnancy?  Should my partner and I get checked for anything in particular? Click here for answer

  • Can trisomy 13 happen in a fetus because the mother had a chest X-ray early in pregnancy? Can a father taking an antidepressant or an anxiety prescription contribute to the reason a baby has a trisomy? Thank you for any info you could give us. Click here for answer

  • Is there any genetic link between trisomy 13, dextrocardia with situs inversus, and Hirschsprung's disease? I have had children affected with each of these conditions. What are the chances of having more children affected with these conditions in the future? Click here for answer

  • Are there treatments for trisomy 13? What is the prognosis? What is life like for those who have this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Chromosome 13, trisomy 13 complete
  • Complete trisomy 13 syndrome
  • D trisomy syndrome (formerly)
  • Patau syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.