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Cordocentesis in isoimmunization and fetal physiologic measurement, infection, and karyotyping.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1912359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diagnostic cordocentesis is indicated in situations that require fetal vascular access. These include detection of intrauterine TORCH infections, estimation of the extent of fetal anemia before initiating therapy for isoimmunization and determination of fetal hematocrit for appropriate timing of subsequent transfusions. It may also be applied to evaluate fetal acid-base status and rapid karyotyping in fetuses with structural anomalies, intrauterine growth retardation, or oligohydramnios. More recently, it has been used to assist in the diagnosis of intrauterine starvation. Therapeutic applications of cordocentesis include intrauterine transfusion and the administration of medications directly to the fetus. Complications inherent to this procedure include cord hematoma and placental abruption.
I A Hoskins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1040-872X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-20     Completed Date:  1991-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York University Medical Center, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Blood Specimen Collection / adverse effects,  methods*
Blood Transfusion, Intrauterine / methods
Fetal Blood*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy
Infection / diagnosis
Rh Isoimmunization / therapy
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Umbilical Cord* / physiology

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