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Advances in evaluating the fetal skeleton

Authors Noel A, Brown R

Received 3 February 2014

Accepted for publication 5 March 2014

Published 13 May 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 489—500

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S47073

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Ann-Edwidge Noel, Richard N Brown

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Abstract: In this review, we discuss aspects of the prenatal diagnosis of fetal skeletal malformations, concentrating on the advantages offered by different imaging techniques and the approaches that are of value in evaluating a suspected skeletal dysplasia. We also briefly address the findings in some of the commoner malformations of the fetal skeleton that may be encountered.

Keywords: prenatal diagnosis, skeletal dysplasia, ultrasound, fetal imaging, osteodysplasia, chondrodysplasia, dysostosis

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