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Nonabortal pregnancy complications of chorionic villous sampling.
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PMID:  21297473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: First trimester screening for genetic diseases has become the predominant tool for selecting higher risk women in developed countries. As a consequence, chorionic villous sampling (CVS) is considered the most effective method for early diagnosis. The purpose of this review is to report recent updates related to CVS complications. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent data about CVS-related complications are more optimistic than in the past. These improved results are probably due to more advanced instruments used, more proper operator training and 30 years of medical experience of several centers. SUMMARY: Currently CVS is the gold standard method of first trimester prenatal diagnosis. Because it will likely be in higher demand in the next years, knowledge of the associated complications and their frequency is worth noting for both physicians and patients. Recent data have clarified some controversies and speculations but the magnitude of the association between CVS and fetal and obstetrical complications is still unclear.
Authors:
Antonio Farina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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