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Prenatal diagnosis of limb abnormalities: role of fetal ultrasonography.
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PMID:  22439035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Fetal ultrasonografy is the most important tool to provide prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies. The detection of limb abnormalities may be a complex problem if the correct diagnostic approch is not established. A careful description of the abnormality using the rigth nomenclature is the first step. Looking for other associated abnormalities is the threshold to suspect chromosomal abnormalities or single gene disorder. According to the patogenic point of view, limb abnormalities may be the result of malformation, deformation, or disruption. The prenatal diagnosis and the management of limb abnormalities involve a multidisciplinary team of ostetrician, radiologist/sonologist, clinical geneticist, neonatologist, and orthopedic surgeons to provide the parents with the information regarding etiology of the disorder, prognosis, option related to the pregnancy and recurrence risk for future pregnancies.The aim of this review is to describe the importance of detailed fetal ultrasonography in prenatal diagnosis of limb abnormalities.
Santina Ermito; Angela Dinatale; Sabina Carrara; Alessandro Cavaliere; Laura Imbruglia; Stefania Recupero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of prenatal medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1971-3282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prenat Med     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-22     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101522906     Medline TA:  J Prenat Med     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  -    
Operative Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Policlinico Universitario "G. Martino", Messina, Italy.
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