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Ultrasound-guided fetal intravenous transfusion for severe rhesus haemolytic disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6800464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrauterine, intraperitoneal transfusion is associated with a poor survival rate in fetuses with hydrops and low gestational age. A method of direct fetal intravenous transfusion was used in two fetuses. One fetus with severe rhesus haemolytic disease was given transfusions in the 29th and 30th weeks of gestation, using an ultrasound-guided needle through the hepatic part of the umbilical vein without fetoscopy. In another fetus, an experimental cannulation of the umbilical vein succeeded in the 23rd week of gestation. Ultrasound-guided fetal intravenous transfusion avoids the use of fetoscopy, which has limitations, and may improve the prognosis for rhesus-sensitised fetuses.
J Bang; J E Bock; D Trolle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  284     ISSN:  0267-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Publication Date:  1982 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-21     Completed Date:  1982-05-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302911     Medline TA:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion, Intrauterine*
Erythroblastosis, Fetal / therapy*
Gestational Age
Umbilical Veins

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