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Thanatophoric dysplasia: role of 3-dimensional sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18837426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: Fetal thanatophoric dysplasia (TD) is a lethal skeletal dysplasia. Therefore, antenatal diagnosis of TD is mandatory in routine obstetrical care. However, because TD is relatively rare, prenatal detection is not an easy task. In the past, 2-dimensional (2D) sonography had been applied as the mainstay of prenatal diagnosis of TD. In this series, we report our work of detecting TD using 3-dimensional (3D) sonography. METHODS: We reviewed our computer database of prenatal diagnosis of TD in National Cheng Kung University Hospital from May 1995 to June 2006. All the cases were scanned using 2D and 3D sonography. In total, 9 cases of fetal TD were diagnosed. RESULTS: 3D sonography can detect fetal TD and provide additional vivid illustration after various modes of reconstruction that 2D sonography cannot afford. CONCLUSION: 3D sonography may contribute significantly to the detection of TD in utero and provide a novel visual depiction of this defect after reconstruction. Thus, 3D sonography may assist substantially in prenatal diagnosis as well as consultation.
Authors:
Pei-Yin Tsai; Chiung-Hsin Chang; Chen-Hsiang Yu; Yueh-Chin Cheng; Fong-Ming Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cheng Kung University Medical College and Hospital, Tainan 70428, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Thanatophoric Dysplasia / ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Young Adult

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