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[Ultrasonic signs of suspected fetal chromosomal aberration]

ÁDÁM Zsolt1, NÉMET János1, SZABÓ István1, CSABAY László1, TÓTH-PÁL Ernő1, HAJDÚ Júlia1

JULY 27, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(07)

[The authors summarize the relevant ultrasonic findings in case of suspected fetal chromosomal aberration. Some of these signs are detectable during routine ultrasonic screening examinations. In high-risk cases, prenatal chromosomal analysis is recommended. The following ultrasonic findings indicate a situation of high risk: disturbances of the lymphatic and amniotic fluids (e.g. hydrops, hygroma colli, polyhydramnios, nuchal edema), certain skull and brain alternations, abnormalities of the thorax and abdomen, and „minor” findings such as a single umbilical artery, choroid plexus cyst, pyelectasy, or changes in the size or shape of the long tubular bones, if these signs are accompanied by other anomalies or growth retardation.]

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