Caterina Groli

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OBJECTIVES The prognosis of borderline forms of anomalies that can be detected by ultrasound is one of the most challenging issues in prenatal diagnosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prognosis for fetuses presenting with isolated mild ventriculomegaly (MVM). METHODS Fetuses in which the width of the lateral ventricular atria was 10-12 mm and(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the natural history of pyelectasis from its detection in the second trimester to delivery, its capability to predict renal pathology and whether prenatal development of pelvic dilatation is correlated to its postnatal evolution. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis involving 375 fetuses with a complete urological follow-up.(More)
A 40-year-old woman underwent amniocentesis at 15.3 weeks of gestation. Chromosome analysis performed using QFQ, DA-DAPI and CBG banding revealed two de novo extra-chromosomal markers (ESACs) in 11 of the 16 colonies analysed. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) showed that both chromosomes came from the Yq11.22.1 region of the Y chromosome. PCR(More)
The chondrodysplasia punctatas (CDP) are a group of genetic diseases presenting with the common hallmark of epiphyseal calcific deposits. A 21.3 week female fetus with a clinical and molecular diagnosis of X-linked dominant CDP (CDPX2 or Conradi-Hunermann syndrome) has been investigated with particular attention to the morphology of the calcific deposits(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the gestational outcome of pregnancies screen-positive for both neural tube defects (NTD) and Down syndrome (DS) ('dual positivity'). METHODS Among 10,667 mid-trimester women screened for DS and NTD with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), unconjugated estriol (uE3), and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), delivered up to July 1996, we have(More)
Three different mathematical models were fitted to ultrasonic measurements of the biparietal diameter, head circumference, and abdomen circumference obtained from 1,426 healthy fetuses. The linear cubic function gives coefficients comparable with most previous studies, but it does not thoroughly explain fetal growth throughout pregnancy. Both the(More)