Klinefelter’s Syndrome in Prenatal Diagnosis: Incidence and Consequences for Genetic Counselling

  • J. Murken
  • S. Stengel-Rutkowski


Prenatal diagnosis offers the possibility of ascertaining distinct genetic defects through the analysis of fetal cells obtained by amniocentesis. The amniotic fluid is withdrawn in the 16th or 17th gestational week through a transabdominal tap. The fetal cells in the sample are cultivated over 2 weeks and chromosomal preparations (or metabolic tests) are performed using standard methods.


Genetic Counselling Amniotic Fluid Prenatal Diagnosis Fetal Cell Amniotic Fluid Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Murken
    • 1
  • S. Stengel-Rutkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Pädiatrische GenetikKinderpoliklinik der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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