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<i>Ultrasound scanning for congenital abnormalities</i>

Nicholas Wald, Anne Kennard, Alan Donnenfeld and Ian Leck

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0018
Ultrasound scanning for congenital abnormalities

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This chapter evaluates the value of ultrasound scanning both as a screening and a diagnostic test for fetal abnormalities, considering published evidence of ultrasound scanning performance, natural history, and birth prevalence of the disorders. The chapter includes a list of abnormalities for which ultrasound scanning and subsequent action can lead to a benefit and others for which evidence is lacking.

Keywords: ultrasound; antenatal screening; fetal abnormalities; antenatal diagnosis

Chapter.  12804 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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