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Prenatal screening for orofacial clefts in the Netherlands: a preliminary report of the impact of a national screening system.
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PMID:  21142688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract In the Netherlands a new and countrywide routine screening system for physical congenital anomalies was introduced by legislation in 2007. The screening was aimed initially at Down syndrome, but under specified conditions secondary screening for cleft lip and palate and other congenital malformations is performed as well. This article gives an overview of the Dutch system with a focus on cleft lip (and palate) and the report of one center's experience. Voluntary termination of pregnancy in the second trimester in general has increased slightly since the introduction of the current system, but the termination of pregnancy rate for isolated cleft lip and palate remains limited in the Netherlands. Key words: cleft lip, orofacial cleft, prenatal diagnosis, prenatal ultrasound, counseling, abortion, termination of pregnancy, legislation.
Aebele Mink van der Molen; Wies Maarse; Lou Pistorius; Henriette Swanenburg de Veye; Corstiaan Breugem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-4-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 University Medical Centre Utrechtt.
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