Edith Vuillard

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BACKGROUND Fetuses from mothers with Graves' disease may experience hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism due to transplacental transfer of antithyroid drugs (ATD) or anti-TSH receptor antibodies, respectively. Little is known about the fetal consequences. Early diagnosis is essential to successful management. We investigated a new approach to the fetal(More)
PURPOSE Management of posterior urethral valves is significantly modified by the prenatal diagnosis. Our aim was to assess long-term outcome of children with prenatally detected posterior urethral valves treated at our institution by primary valve ablation without routine urinary drainage or diversion. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 79 cases of(More)
A case of sacrococcygeal teratoma is presented with characteristics of fetus-in-fetu. This pseudo-fetus presented a rudimentary single cavity heart, which beat at a different rate to that of the affected infant. X-ray examination showed no spinal column. This case confirms that fetus in fetu can be a remarkably complex, well-differentiated, highly organized(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Little is known about the different patterns of fetal cerebral ischemic lesions at MR imaging. Our purpose was to evaluate the contribution of MR imaging in the evaluation of such lesions by correlating the results with ultrasonography (US) and neurofetopathologic (NFP) findings. METHODS We examined 28 fetuses (mean, 28 weeks'(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of prenatal diagnosis and evaluation on the outcome of posterior urethral valves we studied all cases of valves detected prenatally, including cases of pregnancy termination due to posterior urethral valves. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1989 and 1996, 30 neonates with prenatally detected posterior urethral valves were treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the contribution of prenatal investigation and evaluate the prognosis of isolated mild ventriculomegaly (IMV). DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital between January 1992 and December 2002. POPULATION One hundred and sixty-seven cases of prenatal unilateral or bilateral IMV without any associated anomaly at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the contribution of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and amniotic fluid digestive enzyme (AFDE) assays to the evaluation of gastrointestinal tract abnormalities. METHODS This was a prospective study involving 24 fetuses suspected of having gastrointestinal tract abnormalities on ultrasound examination. MRI was used to analyze(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether sonography can be used to distinguish hyperthyroidism from hypothyroidism in pregnancies with fetal goiter. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 39 cases of fetal goiter. The majority of the mothers had Graves' disease. Fetuses were scanned for the existence of a hypertrophic thyroid gland (goiter) beginning at 22(More)
BACKGROUND The potential of hyperechogenic fetal bowel to act as a hallmark for prenatal cystic fibrosis screening in the general population is controversial. METHODS Our goal was to evaluate the incidence of cystic fibrosis in 209 fetuses with hyperechogenic bowel diagnosed at routine ultrasonography and with no family history of cystic fibrosis. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Following recent data showing that an inflammatory response exists in the amniotic fluid of gastroschisis-affected fetuses, we hypothesized that amniotic fluid exchange or amnioinfusion would improve the prognosis of prenatally diagnosed gastroschisis. METHODS We compared the outcome of prenatally amnioinfused fetuses with gastroschisis to(More)