Trisomie 18: Hoe lethaal is ‘lethaal’?

Marije A. Brouwer*, Els L.M. Maeckelberghe, Mark A.H.B.M. Van Der Hoeven, Joan Schutte, Hsiang Ling Wee, Christine Willekes, A. A.E.Eduard Verhagen

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    Should active treatment be available for children with trisomy 18? In the Netherlands, trisomy 18 is described as a lethal condition leading to death during or immediately after birth. The Dutch course of action for trisomy 18 is termination of pregnancy, almost without exception, or passive treatment without medical interventions. But that approach might be outdated. We present a case that inspired physicians and parents to rethink the perception of trisomy 18.
    Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageTrisomy 18: How lethal is 'lethal'?
    Originele taal-2Dutch
    Aantal pagina's3
    TijdschriftNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
    Nummer van het tijdschrift0
    StatusPublished - 2017

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