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Latest Prenatal diagnosis Stories

2007-03-18 03:00:13

By Tsirka, Aspasia; Korkontzelos, Ioannis; Diamantopoulos, Pantelis; Tsirkas, Panagiotis; Stefos, Theodoros Anterior abdominal wall defects expressed as three basic types (omphalocele, gastroschisis and body stalk complex) are in general diagnosed during the second trimester of pregnancy [1]. The body stalk anomaly is characterized by the presence of a major abdominal wall defect, severe kyphoscoliosis, a rudimentary umbilical cord (short or monoarterial), neural tube defects, genitourinary...

2006-08-31 00:59:26

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The risk of miscarriage after undergoing chorionic villus sampling, or CVS, to detect birth defects is lower than previously thought and essentially carries the same risk than the more commonly used amniocentesis, according to new research. The findings, although based on a fairly small sample of cases, are important because most women prefer prenatal screening as early as possible in pregnancy, and CVS is performed about six weeks earlier than amniocentesis....

2006-07-12 16:34:59

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound technology is a safer and more accurate way to diagnose Rh disease than the standard technique of sampling fluid from a fetus to check for the blood problem, an international study showed on Wednesday. The disease, which can lead to stillbirth or brain damage, is caused by blood incompatibility between mother and fetus, and once led to thousands of stillbirths and infant deaths each year in the United States. The research, the first to...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a rare congenital disorder charaeterized by a diluted, non- obstructive urinary bladder and hypoperistalsis of the gastro- intestinal tract, which is considered lethal. About 90 patients have been reported, predominantly female. We present the case of a female newborn with MMIHS in whom antenatal ultrasound was suggestive for the diagnosis, which was confirmed after delivery. Diagnostic features by antenatal ultrasound are...