False positive morphologic diagnoses at the anomaly scan: marginal or real problem, a population-based cohort study

@inproceedings{DebostLegrand2014FalsePM,
  title={False positive morphologic diagnoses at the anomaly scan: marginal or real problem, a population-based cohort study},
  author={Anne Debost-Legrand and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Laurichesse-Delmas and Christine Francannet and Isabelle Perthus and Didier L{\'e}mery and Denis Gallot and Françoise Vendittelli},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital malformations occur in 3-4% of live births. Their prenatal detection is performed by ultrasound screening. Any announcement about a suspected malformation is a source of stress for the parents, and misdiagnosis during ultrasound screening can lead to expensive and sometimes iatrogenic medical interventions. In this study, we aim to determine the false-positive rate, first overall and then by anatomical system, of ultrasound screening for congenital malformations in the… CONTINUE READING