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Other Common Problems associated with Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18

Babies with trisomy 13/18 often have a low birth weight, low set ears, heart and eye defects, and unusual palm and fingertip patterns. 

The following problems may be present: abdominal defects (omphalocele); cleft lip, and palate; back of head enlarged (occiput); clenched fists, and overlapping index fingers; club/rocker bottomed feet; spina bifida; spine defect (meningomyelocele); defects of the scalp, diaphragm, lungs, kidneys, and ureter; small mouth and jaw; joint contractions (arthrogrypo).

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