VOLUME 2 - NUMBER 2 - 2020

Successful spontaneous pregnancies in a patient with mosaic Turner syndrome – Case report and review of literature

  • Karolina Kruk, Magdalena Zarzycka, Jagoda Kruszewska, Sandra Krzywdzin´ska, Monika Grymowicz, Roman Smolarczyk, Blazej Meczekalski
  • Case Report, 98-100
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  • Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal abnormality resulting from complete or partial loss of an X chromosome, and it affects 1 in 2500 live born females. Most patients with TS undergo ovarian failure at an early age and are infertile. However, a minority of patients, especially those with a mosaic cell line, achieve puberty with a small amount of follicles and thus have a chance of conceiving with their own oocytes. Pregnancy in TS patients is associated with increased obstetric and cardiovascular complications.

    We report the case of a mosaic TS patient with hypertension and autoimmune thyroid disease, who successfully conceived twice, each time with good maternal and neonatal outcomes. We also present a short review of the literature on possible pregnancy complications associated with this disorder.

  • KEY WORDS: Turner syndrome, pregnancy, mosaic karyotype.