fetoscopy


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Related to fetoscopy: amniocentesis, fetoscope
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prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood

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Amniography, fetoscopy and sonography have been employed recently to detect neural tube defects, including such serious structural abnormalities as anencephaly (the absence or near-absence of a cranial vault and cerebral hemispheres of the brain) and myelomeningocele (hernia of the spinal cord and surrounding membranes through a defect in the vertebral canal).
Ezra Davidson tests the new prenatal diagnostic tool known as the fetoscope on low-income black and Hispanic women in South Central Los Angeles just before they have abortions, to see how often fetoscopy itself causes an abortion.
On the other hand, they have had experience with more recent medical advances: sonograms and fetoscopy, fetal surgery, and the rescuing of ever-younger preemies.
Quintero and his colleagues performed the procedure, called operative fetoscopy, to tie a knot in the umbilical cord of an 18-week-old fetus that lacked a brain and heart and jeopardized the life of its healthy twin, they write in the Feb.
The introduction of ultrasound and fetoscopy represented new frontiers; they provided significantly more precise information about fetal growth and well-being, as well as detection of major congenital malformations and metabolic problems.
A wide array of techniques are now available for identifying fetal defects in early pregnancy, including amniocentesis, fetoscopy and ultrasound.
Fetoscopy Instrument Detects and Treats Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome--USA
assistant professor of OB-GYN at USC and Director of Fetal Therapy and Minimally Invasive Fetal Surgery at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, performs operative fetoscopy and other innovative fetal surgical procedures.
Ramen Chmait, MD, assistant professor of OB-GYN at USC and Director of Fetal Therapy and Minimally Invasive Fetal Surgery at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, performs operative fetoscopy and other innovative fetal surgical procedures.