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Fetal transient occipital bone protuberance during early pregnancy.
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PMID:  20658699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prenatal sonographic findings and pregnancy outcome of fetuses with transient occipital bone protuberance (TOBP).
METHODS: Five fetuses with TOBP were identified at routine 14 to 15 weeks ultrasound. The sonographic examination was repeated during pregnancy and the neonates were examined after birth.
RESULTS: The occipital bone protuberance disappeared by 24 weeks in all five cases, and the postnatal examination of the skull was normal.
CONCLUSIONS: Isolated TOBP is rare during early pregnancy. Ultrasound follow-up is suggested and disappearance of the lesion can be expected in most, if not all the cases with normal skull at birth.
Ori Nevo; Moshe Bronshtein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Occipital Bone / abnormalities,  embryology,  ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Trimester, First*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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