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Ginekol Pol. 2001 Dec;72(12):950-4.

[Ultrasonographic diagnosis of fetal congenital abnormalities].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Katedry i Kliniki Po┼éoznictwa i Ginekologii Sl.A.M. w Katowicach-Ligocie.


Retrospective analysis of ultrasonographic examinations in 81 women who delivered newborns with congenital malformations was performed. Totally 147 anatomical defects in 83 newborns were found. 85 of 147 abnormalities (57.8%) were detected prenatally, most commonly (79.6%) in the third-trimester. All cases of coverings defects, as well as, all cases of anencephaly were diagnosed with ultrasonography. Malformations of urinary tract in 94.4%, central nervous system in 82.9%, osteoarticular system in 30%, heart defects in 27.8% and face abnormalities in 21.4% were already sonographically visualized before birth.

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