Advances in evaluating the fetal skeleton
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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