Wilbke Blaicher

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The goal of this study was to provide a representative description of the normal placenta with contrast medium-free magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in order to determine a standard of reference. One hundred consecutive singleton pregnancies were investigated by MRI without application of a contrast medium. The mean gestational age (GA) at the time of(More)
Oxytocin is clearly involved in human reproduction and serves an important role in sexual arousal. Oxytocin serum levels were measured before and after sexual stimulation in 12 healthy women. Values of oxytocin 1 min after orgasm were significantly higher (p < 0.05) than baseline levels. This finding supports the hypothesis that oxytocin plays a major part(More)
OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of anomalies of the corpus callosum (ACC) in foetuses with bilateral moderate ventriculomegaly (BMV) is difficult by means of ultrasound scan. The aim of this study was to examine the value of the additional investigation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in foetuses with BMV and suspected ACC on ultrasound scan. Pathogenesis and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of prenatal ultrasonography and fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in fetuses with skeletal deformities (SD). METHODS Fourteen pregnant women of 21 - 34 weeks of gestation whose fetuses had SD on prenatal ultrasound (seven fetuses with spina bifida, four with complex malformation syndrome, two with(More)
AIM To evaluate whether fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could replace early postnatal MRI in fetuses with central nervous system (CNS) anomalies. METHODS Thirteen pregnancies presenting with fetal CNS anomalies were investigated using MRI. Indications included ventriculomegaly combined with additional CNS anomaly (n=5), isolated ventriculomegaly(More)
AIM We analysed the data of pregnancies with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in order to identify clinical factors present at the time of diagnosis which can be used to predict the outcome of the pregnancy. METHOD We report prenatal sonographic findings, interventions and outcomes of 28 TTTS pregnancies over a three-year period. Patients were(More)
Ultrasound is the screening modality of choice for evaluation of the fetal central nervous system (CNS). However, in cases of difficult diagnosis further fetal investigation is desirable. Due to ultrafast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques artifacts from fetal motions are minimized. MRI involves no exposure to radiation and hence appears to be(More)
Zur Abklärung zerebraler Veränderungen bei Neugeborenen hat sich die Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) als wichtigste weiterführende Methode nach der Sonographie entwickelt. Die Durchführung und Auswertung der MR-Untersuchungen erfordern jedoch eine genaue Kenntnis der morphologischen Manifestationen, des pathophysiologischen Hintergrunds und der Häufigkeit(More)
OBJECTIVES Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed on fetuses with sonographically diagnosed central nervous system (CNS) anomalies to determine frequency and type of cases in which fetal MRI adds clinically relevant information. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three cases presenting with CNS anomalies by ultrasonography were investigated by MRI. The(More)