Gestational outcomes of pregnant women who have had invasive prenatal testing for the prenatal diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy


Beksac M. S. , Yurter H., Tanacan A., Soyak B. B. , Orgul G. G. , Hakli D. A. , ...More

SAJOG-SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol.24, no.1, pp.15-17, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.7196/sajog.1270
  • Journal Name: SAJOG-SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-17

Abstract

Background. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neurodegenerative disease which is characterised by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the anterior horns of the spinal cord. It is a mainly chromosome 5-linked genetic disorder, with recessive inheritance and it can be diagnosed prenatally.