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Anomalous fetal venous return associated with major chromosomopathies in the late first trimester of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9589146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three cases of increased nuchal translucency at 12-13 weeks of gestation in three fetuses with trisomies 13, 18 and 21. All three fetuses were associated with anomalous venous return evaluated by Doppler ultrasonography. Complete pathological examination was performed following termination in each case. We suggest that alterations in the venous compartment can be an early sign of poor outcome and should prompt a detailed search for cardiac defects early in gestation.
A Matias; N Montenegro; J C Areias; O Brandão
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-08     Completed Date:  1998-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of S. João, Porto, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Chromosome Aberrations / ultrasonography*
Chromosome Disorders
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13*
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 18*
Down Syndrome / ultrasonography*
Gestational Age
Ultrasonography, Doppler*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Umbilical Arteries / ultrasonography
Umbilical Veins / ultrasonography
Vena Cava, Inferior / ultrasonography

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