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Missing radial bones/TAR Syndrome?

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  • Posted By: lorisue13
  • March 7, 2009
  • 00:49 AM

My daughter is 23 weeks along in her pregnancy. They did an ultrasound and found that the baby was missing both of his radial bones. They did an amnio on her and blood tests on her and her husband. No chromosomal abnormalities were found. They did not draw blood from the umbilecal cord but they are telling her that she has to have a caesarian section because they are worried about the baby bleeding from the stress of a natural birth. The doctor says the baby has a low platelet count. How can he know this without checking the baby's blood? I know that TAR Syndrome presents with missing radial bones and a low platelet count, but is it possible that the only defect could be the missing bones or do the two always go hand in hand? The baby has both thumbs but is missing a pinky.

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