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The effect of the distended urinary bladder on placental position and its importance in amniocentesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  758648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ultrasonography was performed using the full-bladder technique in 58 patients with intrauterine gestations. Postvoiding scans were then obtained to assess changes in placental position and determine the optimal window for amniocentesis. Twenty-two of the 41 patients with gestations between 13 and 21 weeks and 4 of the 17 with gestations between 24 and 34 weeks had changes in placental position after voiding, presumably due to the effect of the distended bladder on uterine position. These findings should be considered when using ultrasound to locate a suitable window for amniocentesis.
Authors:
M A Sandler; S M Sznewajs; L L Bityk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-02-12     Completed Date:  1979-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniocentesis*
Female
Humans
Methods
Placenta*
Pregnancy
Ultrasonography*
Urinary Bladder*
Urination
Uterus

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