Successful Delivery in a Woman With Achondroplasia: A Case Report

  • Mahbooheh Shirazi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Fateme Golshahi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nastaran Teimoory Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Achondroplasia, Pregnancy, Iran

Abstract

Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant disease which is characterized by limb shortening and narrow trunk, and macrocephaly. Women with achondroplasia suffer from infertility, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, leiomyomata and early menopause. Our case was a 26-year-old woman with achondroplasia who had scoliosis and osteoporosis. She referred to our clinic at 9 weeks of gestation and had all screenings completely. She had a single female fetus with no abnormalities. She had an emergent due to rupture of membranes at 37 weeks and 3 days under general anesthesia. The neonate had no complications. The first minute Apgar score was 9 and 5th-minute Apgar score were 10. Umbilical artery Ph was 7.26 and birth weight was 3140. A woman with achondroplasia could have a normal pregnancy and give birth to a healthy term neonate under precise screening.

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Published
2017-10-07
How to Cite
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Shirazi M, Golshahi F, Teimoory N. Successful Delivery in a Woman With Achondroplasia: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 55(8):536-537.
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