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Fetal transfusion with real-time ultrasound guidance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7243107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A technique of fetal transfusion using sonographic guidance for needle placement is described. Sixteen patients underwent a total of 43 transfusions. The fetal mortality risk appears to be lower than that encountered in fluoroscopy-directed transfusions. Fetal irradiation has been dramatically reduced from an average of 2.2 rads per transfusion to 0.29 rads per transfusion. The technique allows very precise placement of a needle within the uterus or fetus. We have used it in difficult cases for amniocentesis. The technique could also be adapted to other problems requiring accurate placement of a needle within the body, such as biopsy of masses or aspiration of cysts.
W H Clewell; M G Dunne; M L Johnson; W A Bowes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-27     Completed Date:  1981-08-27     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  516-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion, Intrauterine / adverse effects,  methods*
Erythroblastosis, Fetal / therapy*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fetal Death / etiology
Infant, Newborn
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