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A study of fetal anomalies detected by ultrasound in Bangladesh and their relative frequencies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11989145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 5,841 obstetric patients were scanned over a period of 34 months. This study was undertaken to establish the anomalies that can be detected by ultrasound and to find out their relative frequencies in Bangladesh. Of the 41 cases of congenital anomalies, seven cases were of hydrocephalus, seven were of hydronephrosis, five were of mild hydrocele (which could be just a physiological variant), five of anencephalus, five of fetal ascites, three of omphalocele, two of small biparietal diameter (BPD), two of short-limb, and one each of gastroschisis, renal cyst, hepatosplenomegaly, pleural effusion with oedema (hydrops fetalis) and bradycardia with irregular fetal heart beats. The benefits of the procedure are that in some cases like hydronephrosis, early detection can lead to early treatment to save the kidney by removing the congenital obstruction soon after birth, and in hydrocephalus and anencephalus it will help in proper management. The problem was there was a chance of higher detection of hydrocephalus and anencephalus as these were clinically suspected by the obstetrician and referred for a scan.
Sabrina Q Rashid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1466-4240     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-06     Completed Date:  2002-06-04     Revised Date:  2009-03-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101499616     Medline TA:  J R Soc Promot Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
SONOLAB, Centre for Diagnostic Ultrasound, 150 Green Road, Panthapath, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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MeSH Terms
Bangladesh / epidemiology
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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