Anatomic correlates of ultrasonographic prenatal diagnosis

J. C. Rutledge, A. G. Weinberg, J. M. Friedman, M. J. Harrod, R. Santos-Ramos

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Abstract

In utero sonographic diagnoses from forty‐five malformed infants were correlated with their autopsy findings. Fifty‐two malformations were diagnosed prenatally in 42 of the patients but 90 additional malformations were not. Nine sonographically diagnosed abnormalities were not confirmed at autopsy. Factors compromising sonographic diagnosis included: limited examinations, small fetal size, timing of examination, oligohydramnios, fetal position, nature of the malformation and unfamiliarity of the ultrasonographer with specific malformation syndromes. In vitro ultrasonography is an invaluable tool of diagnosing congenital malformations but has limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-61
Number of pages11
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

Keywords

  • Congenital malformations
  • Fetus
  • In vitro diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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