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Trisomy 13 is associated with anorectal malformations
  1. Nicola A Lewis,
  2. Anthony D Lander
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A D Lander
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; tony.lander{at}

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Babies with trisomy 13 (Patau’s syndrome) have a median survival of 2.5 days, with only 5% surviving beyond 6 months. There are three cases of trisomy 13 with anorectal malformation in the English literature; a partial trisomy of chromosome 13q and 20p,1 a mosaic form (46,XX,t(13q13q)/46,XX,−13,+r(13))2 of trisomy 13 and a third case in which the form of trisomy 13 was not described.3 We report a case of full trisomy 13 with an unusual anorectal malformation.

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