Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy: clinical advances and basic research
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Prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias: contribution of three-dimensional computed tomography.
I (n = 1). A precise diagnosis could not be made in 1 case - either pre- or postnatally. Prenatal 3D-CT contributed to the diagnosis of the specific fetal SD in the majority of these cases. 3D-CT may have a complementary role to US where fetal SD is suspected, but no specific diagnosis can be made u...
In utero fetal muscle biopsy alters diagnosis and carrier risks in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.
We have previously shown that Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can be diagnosed by fetal muscle biopsy and immunohistochemical staining showing the absence of dystrophin. In Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), there is a variable dystrophin staining pattern. A 26-year-old, gravida 5, para 1, SAB 2, VI...
Fetal blood sampling in twin pregnancies. Prenatal diagnosis and management of 19 cases.
We present 19 twin pregnancies that underwent fetal blood sampling (FBS). The indications were mostly similar to those for singleton pregnancies, with both fetuses being sampled. There was one indication specific to twin pregnancies; disseminated intravascular coagulation in the retained twin after...
Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital thoracic abnormalities.
To evaluate prenatal MRI in the diagnosis of fetal thoracic abnormalities and to determine whether MRI provides useful information in addition to that of ultrasonography (US). Ultrafast MR scanning was performed in 7 pregnant women in whom US was suspicious of fetal congenital anomalies of the thora...
Prenatal diagnosis of cardiac structural abnormalities.
The history of antenatal diagnosis of congenital cardiac defects using ultrasound is briefly reviewed. A series of 277 pregnancies were prospectively examined; 203 were normal and 19 diagnosis of congenital heart disease were made. A correct diagnosis of the anomaly was made in 14 cases and the diag...
Prenatal diagnosis of fetal brain tumors.
Two cases of congenital brain tumors were detected during routine antepartum sonography at the Mount Sinai Medical Center Perinatal Ultrasound Unit. In both cases, diagnosis was made during the third trimester at 31 and 33 weeks, respectively. In one of these patients, no intracranial abnormalities...
Impact of demographic factors on prenatal diagnosis and elective pregnancy termination because of abdominal wall defects, Hawaii, 1986-1997.
The intent of this study was to investigate the impact of various demographic factors on the antenatal diagnosis and elective termination of abdominal wall defect pregnancies. Data were obtained from a birth defects registry in Hawaii between 1986 and 1997. The antenatal diagnosis rate was higher fo...
Effective counselling of pre-natal diagnosis of serious heart disease--an aid to maternal bonding?
We postulated that if parents opted to continue with the pregnancy, then they are better prepared to care for the newborn infant having already experienced the grieving process. This paper reviews our early experience, focusing on the parental perception of the counselling. Questionnaires were devel...
Prenatal diagnosis of a patent urachus cyst with the use of 2D, 3D, 4D ultrasound and fetal magnetic resonance imaging.
Our case illustrated the efficiency in prenatal diagnosis of 3D and 4D ultrasound examinations. This could help pediatrician surgeons to explain to a couple about neonatal surgical repair and plastic reconstruction in the prenatal period. Copyright 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel....
Intravascular pancuronium bromide infusion for prenatal diagnosis of twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
We suggest that infusion of pancuronium bromide, 'pancuronium test', is a simple and safe method for confirming transplacental communications and aids in the diagnosis of twin-twin transfusion syndrome....