A Google search will not always give the most accurate or current information that relates to Trisomy. Here are some resources that provide more updated and accurate information about a Trisomy diagnosis.
Trisomy means there are 3 copies of a chromosome, the number that follows gives the chromosome that is duplicated. There are three main forms of trisomy: full, partial, and mosaic.
Full-the child has a full extra copy of the chromosome in every cell of their body
Partial- the child has part of an extra copy of the chromosome in every cell of the body
Mosaic-the child has an extra chromosome in some of the cells of the body
Trisomy 21 (Down's Syndrome) is the most common form of Trisomy, followed by Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13, and Trisomy 9. At one time children with Trisomy 21 were denied medical interventions; we are hoping to change that for those with other forms of Trisomy as well, so that every child receives medical interventions when needed. A diagnosis does not define a life.
Below are additional resources that provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding a Trisomy diagnosis: