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Neurosonography in the second half of fetal life: a neonatologist's point of view.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17140292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the interpretation of the fetal motor repertoire in the light of neurophysiology and clinical neurology. The continuity of the maturative process from the fetus to the neonate allows us to speculate on the predictive value of optimal and non-optimal neurological function as observed in the fetus and their morphological consequences. Neonatologists know that early prediction concerning outcome is reliable only at the two ends of the spectrum, e.g., optimal and very abnormal situations. However, in intermediate situations the quality of observations achieved by 3D-4D ultrasonography already allows to demonstrate the prenatal onset of brain damage, based on morphologic and functional signs. Their identification during the second half of pregnancy may serve as a retrospective marker of a prenatal insult.
Claudine Amiel-Tison; Julie Gosselin; Asim Kurjak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-04     Completed Date:  2007-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Port-Royal-Baudelocque, University of Paris V, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System / embryology,  ultrasonography
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography
Fetal Movement*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / instrumentation,  methods
Neonatology / instrumentation,  methods
Neurologic Examination / methods
Neurophysiology / instrumentation,  methods
Skull / anatomy & histology,  embryology,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal* / instrumentation,  methods

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