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The application of three-dimensional ultrasonography in the prenatal diagnosis of arthrogryposis.
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PMID:  18400586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To present the application of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography in the early prenatal diagnosis of fetal arthrogryposis. CASE REPORT: A 26-year-old multipara had a fetus with anomalies of the limbs as shown by conventional ultrasonography at 18 weeks of gestation. A follow-up 3D ultrasonogram at the same gestational age was consistent with the diagnosis of arthrogryposis. Based on an abnormal chromosome 18p on the fetal karyotype, termination of the pregnancy was performed at 22 weeks' gestation. The outward appearance of the fetus coincided with the prenatal sonographic findings of arthrogryposis. CONCLUSION: As an advanced and sophisticated technology, 3D ultrasonography can serve as a useful technique for the early diagnosis of fetal anomalies, including arthrogryposis. The earlier the diagnosis is established, the earlier the appropriate management can be initiated, including counseling, additional work-up and timely termination of pregnancy, if indicated.
I-Wen Lin; Ho-Yen Chueh; Shuenn-Dyh Chang; Po-Jen Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1875-6263     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-10     Completed Date:  2008-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101213819     Medline TA:  Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center, and College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Gueishan,Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic
Arthrogryposis / ultrasonography*
Chromosome Aberrations
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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