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Needle puncture of fetus: a complication of second-trimester amniocentesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  961765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Needle puncture of the fetus has rarely been reported with midtrimester amniocentesis. This paper contains the report of five cases of needle scars in infants born after second-trimester amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis of fetal genetic disorders. Since this complication may be more frequent than has been previously believed, there is the possibility that damage to the fetus may occur. It is suggested that the products of all abortions and all live-born and stillborn infants delivered following amniocentesis should be examined for evidence of injury.
Authors:
D L Broome; M G Wilson; B Weiss; B Kellogg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-01     Completed Date:  1976-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniocentesis / adverse effects*
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Needles
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Prenatal Injuries*

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