Ionizing radiations in pregnancy and teratogenesis: a review of literature.

  title={Ionizing radiations in pregnancy and teratogenesis: a review of literature.},
  author={Marco De Santis and Elena Di Gianantonio and Gianluca Straface and Anna Franca Cavaliere and Alessandro Caruso and Francesco Schiavon and Riccardo Berletti and Maurizio Clementi},
  journal={Reproductive toxicology},
  volume={20 3},
The present paper is a review of the data available in the literature concerning the prenatal exposure to radiation evaluating the reported teratogenic effect. We have particularly focused on the fetal effects of maternal ionising radiation exposure, both diagnostic and occupational, particularly in terms of congenital anomalies and birth weight. Ionising radiation represents a possible teratogen for the fetus, but this risk has been found to be dependent on the dosage and the effects… CONTINUE READING
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