Zachary D. Chonka, BS; Douglas P. Beall, MD; Bryan T. Jennings, MD; Dee H. Wu, PhD; Justin Q. Ly, MD; James D. Wolff, MD


Appl Radiol. 2004;33(9) 

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While Apert's syndrome is a rarely seen disorder, it is important that it be recognized as early as possible. Neonatal diagnosis can be made on the grounds of unique genetic findings that may be explored on the basis of suspicious sonographic findings. Diagnosis during pregnancy allows for genetic counseling of the expectant mother. If the diagnosis is made after birth, several surgical treatment options are available that may produce a significantly better outcome the sooner they are performed. Thus, a quick and accurate diagnosis of Apert's syndrome may greatly enhance the long-term prognosis of the patient.


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