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Amniotic fluid and the umbilical cord: the fetal milieu and lifeline.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9718664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amniotic fluid volume should be routinely assessed in every second and third trimester case. A review of amniotic fluid physiology and techniques for ultrasound evaluation of fluid volume is presented. The causes and significance of oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios are stressed. Umbilical cord abnormalities are often incidently observed at the time of amniotic fluid evaluation. The clinical significance of some common umbilical cord abnormalities such as a two-vessel cord and nuchal cord are discussed. Other, more uncommon entities such as cord mass lesions are also reviewed. Finally, the role of cord Doppler interrogation in determining fetal well-being is discussed.
R Sohaey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0887-2171     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-05     Completed Date:  1998-11-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Women's Imaging, Grandvalley Radiology, Holland, MI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography
Oligohydramnios / ultrasonography
Polyhydramnios / ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Umbilical Cord / abnormalities,  ultrasonography*

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