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Prenatal assessment of arthrogryposis. A review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20569162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital (AMC) is a group of muscular, neurologic and connective tissue disorders, characterized by multiple severe joint contractures and decreased mobility. The incidence of this condition is 1/3000 births while the etiology is variable. Prenatal assessment of arthrogryposis has focused primarily on diminished fetal movement and the presence of joint contractures or skeletal deformities. These findings may not become evident until after 16-18 weeks' gestational age, subsequently, early prenatal diagnosis is difficult. Nowadays, modern ultrasound techniques and special sonographic markers help the clinicians with the prenatal detection of arthrogryposis in every gestational trimester.
Authors:
Marina Dimitraki; Panagiotis Tsikouras; Sofia Bouchlariotou; Alexandros Dafopoulos; Euaggelia Konstantou; Vasileios Liberis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
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