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The importance of screening and prenatal diagnosis in the identification of the numerical chromosomal abnormalities.
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PMID:  22368694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The obstetric care of a pregnancy, as it is practiced today, includes non-invasive screening approaches as well as invasive procedures for the definitive prenatal diagnosis of fetal disorders correlations between indications for prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis and results of the chromosomal analysis made upon fetal cells. The aim of our study was to evaluate the correlations between the screening test results and results of chromosomal analysis on fetal cells.
METHODS: Amniotic fluid samples from 1159 pregnant women were studied with the rapid FISH method and the cytogenetic analysis (karyotype). The results from both methods were compared.
RESULTS: The indications to perform prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis for numerical chromosomal abnormalities were: abnormal results of double or triple test, advanced maternal age, fetal abnormality detected through ultrasound examination, and positive family history for chromosomal anomalies. In our study we identified 30 cases with abnormal numeric chromosomes (18 cases of trisomy 21, 4 cases of trisomy 18, 3 cases of trisomy X, 1 case of monosomy, 2 cases of trisomy XYY, 1 case of trisomy XXY and 1 case of triploidy).
CONCLUSIONS: This report confirms the importance of screening and the cytogenetic diagnosis in the identification of the numerical chromosomal abnormalities.
Daniela Neagos; Ruxandra Cretu; Roxana Corina Sfetea; Laurentiu Camil Bohiltea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mædica     Volume:  6     ISSN:  2069-6116     ISO Abbreviation:  Maedica (Buchar)     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-27     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526930     Medline TA:  Maedica (Buchar)     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-84     Citation Subset:  -    
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