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Positive predictive value of prenatal ultrasonography confirmed by post-mortem investigations.
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PMID:  21367512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the positive predictive value of ultrasonography based on the results of post-mortem investigations in respect of the most common malformations. STUDY DESIGN: We processed the details of 683 cases affecting the nervous, cardiovascular, urinary and skeletal systems, and the abdominal/thoracic walls. RESULTS: In four of the investigated groups of malformations, the proportion of sonographic diagnoses completely coinciding with the post mortem results was found to be approximately 70%, but it was found to be much lower (32%) in urinary malformations. The cumulative proportion of coinciding sonographic and post mortem diagnoses was 63%, while completely incorrect ultrasonographic diagnoses amounted to 17%. CONCLUSIONS: Sonography is an essential method for the diagnosis of the majority of fetal malformations, but post-mortem examinations yield an indispensable quality control as well as additional information to ultrasound examinations.
József Gábor Joó; Eva Csatlós; Akos Csaba; János Rigó
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-3-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University Medical School, Hungary.
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