Lethal skeletal dysplasia: screening, diagnosis, treatment

This document explains lethal skeletal dysplasia and the processes following a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of the condition.



This publication explains the fetal anomaly lethal skeletal dysplasia.

The leaflet includes:

  • definition of the condition
  • screening and diagnosis procedure
  • prevalence of the condition
  • treatment for the disease
  • likely outcome for the baby
  • prevention processes
  • the referral pathway

The NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) tests for this condition.