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Ultrasonography revealed a suprasellar tumor in a fetus at 28 weeks of gestation. The male newborn, delivered 10 weeks later, was operated at the age of 17 days, and a craniopharyngioma was completely removed. Intraoperatively, inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone occurred and was followed by diabetes insipidus causing imbalance of fluid and(More)
At the Gynecological Clinic of the Klinikum Ludwigshafen prenatal transabdominal diagnostic aspiration of villi was performed in 120 cases in the first and second trimesters between October 1986 and April 1988. The puncture was performed using a cannula system comprising a guide and an aspiration needle. The ultrasonographically controlled removal technique(More)
The article reports on the introduction of transabdominal chorionic biopsy in the Gynaecological Hospital of Ludwigshafen in cooperation with the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Heidelberg. After completion of a pilot study 15 diagnostic transabdominal chorionic biopsies were performed between the 15th and 23rd pregnancy week. Sampling was(More)
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