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A novel technique for visualization of the normal and cleft fetal secondary palate: angled insonation and three-dimensional ultrasound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17111460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a novel approach to the visualization of the fetal secondary palate using three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound. METHODS: Sonographic examinations were performed in normal fetuses and in one fetus with cleft lip and palate. To avoid acoustic shadowing from the alveolar ridge, the secondary palate was insonated at a 45 degrees angle in the sagittal plane, and 3D ultrasound was used to reconstruct axial and coronal planes. RESULTS: The secondary palate was successfully visualized in 10 of 15 normal fetuses, both in the axial and coronal planes. In the fetus with cleft lip and palate the lesion of the secondary palate was clearly demonstrated, particularly in the coronal plane. CONCLUSION: Angled insonation and 3D ultrasound allow clear visualization of normal and cleft secondary palate.
G Pilu; M Segata
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-30     Completed Date:  2007-11-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi and University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cleft Lip / ultrasonography*
Cleft Palate / ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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