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Ultrasound needle guidance for amniocentesis in pregnancies with low amniotic fluid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3305928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In six pregnancies accompanied by oligohydramnios (three cases) or decreased amniotic fluid and maternal obesity (three cases), needles specifically designed for use with ultrasound were successfully utilized in combination with real-time ultrasound guidance for amniocentesis. There was successful fluid retrieval in all six, with two requiring more than one needle pass. All three cases accompanied by oligohydramnios later resulted in fetal death. In the three cases accompanied by decreased amniotic fluid and maternal obesity, the amniocentesis results were helpful in ensuring the existence of a normal pregnancy. A specially designed ultrasound needle used in combination with a real-time guidance system is helpful in the performance of difficult amniocentesis.
J P McGahan; F Tennant; F W Hanson; K K Lindfors; E J Quilligan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-06     Completed Date:  1987-10-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniocentesis / methods*
Amniotic Fluid* / analysis
Fetal Death

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