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Ultrasonographic diagnosis of fetal structural abnormalities in prenatal screening at 11-14 weeks.
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PMID:  19728272     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine the detection rate of structural abnormalities at the 11-14 week ultrasound examination as a part of two-stage screening process in low-risk pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1085 consecutive low-risk pregnant women participated in screening by two-stage ultrasonography for the estimation of the sensitivity of the first and second trimester ultrasound scans in the detection of major anomalies as a part of routine screening. RESULTS: Of 1085 pregnancies, 21 (1.93%) fetuses had at least one major structural defect considered detectable by routine ultrasound screening; 14 (1.29%) were identified at early screening and an additional 5 (0.47%) at late screening. Two abnormalities were not detected prenatally, and data were obtained from the patients after delivery. CONCLUSION: The majority of fetal structural abnormalities can be detected by sonographic screening at 11-14 weeks, but detailed fetal anatomic survey performed at 18-22 weeks should not be abandoned.
Ozg?r Oztekin; Deniz Oztekin; Sivekar Tinar; Zehra Adibelli
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1305-3612     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-03     Completed Date:  2010-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced
Chromosome Aberrations / embryology*
Hernia, Umbilical / embryology,  ultrasonography
Holoprosencephaly / embryology,  ultrasonography
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Retrospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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