Prenatal diagnosis of limb abnormalities: role of fetal ultrasonography

Ermito, Santina and Dinatale, Angela and Carrara, Sabina and Cavaliere, Alessandro and Imbruglia, Laura and Recupero, Stefania (2009) Prenatal diagnosis of limb abnormalities: role of fetal ultrasonography. Journal of prenatal medicine, 3 (2). pp. 18-22. ISSN 1971-3290

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Fetal ultrasonografy is the most important tool to provide prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies. The detection of limb abnormalities may be a complex problem if the correct diagnostic approch is not established. A careful description of the abnormality using the rigth nomenclature is the first step. Looking for other associated abnormalities is the threshold to suspect chromosomal abnormalities or single gene disorder. According to the patogenic point of view, limb abnormalities may be the result of malformation, deformation, or disruption. The prenatal diagnosis and the management of limb abnormalities involve a multidisciplinary team of ostetrician, radiologist/sonologist, clinical geneticist, neonatologist, and orthopedic surgeons to provide the parents with the information regarding etiology of the disorder, prognosis, option related to the pregnancy and recurrence risk for future pregnancies. The aim of this review is to describe the importance of detailed fetal ultrasonography in prenatal diagnosis of limb abnormalities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Role of prenatal ultrasound in detection and diagnosis of limb abnormalities
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.2 Ostetricia
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 09:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:08

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