Fetal akinesia sequence

fetal akinesia sequence (FAS) is an event that can occur with a lack of fetal movement (fetal akinesia). This results in 

The esimated prevalence is at ~ 1 in 3000 births.

In utero fetal movement in considered essential for normal fetal growth. In FAS intra uterine immobility is thought to be triggered by a number of factors which include

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Article information

rID: 13889
System: Obstetrics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fetal akinesia deformation sequence
  • Fetal akinesia / hypokinesia sequence
  • Fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS)
  • Fetal akinesia / hypokinesia sequence (FAHS)
  • Pena Shokeir syndrome type I
  • Fetal akinesia - hypokinesia syndrome
  • Fetal akinesia - hypokinesia syndromes

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