Should determination of the karyotype be systematic for all malformations detected by obstetrical ultrasound?

@article{Staebler2005ShouldDO,
  title={Should determination of the karyotype be systematic for all malformations detected by obstetrical ultrasound?},
  author={Melanie Staebler and Cath{\'e}rine Donner and Nicole van Regemorter and Laurance Duprez and Viviane de Maertelaer and Fabienne Devreker and Freddy Avni},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={567-73}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether karyotyping should be performed for every fetal malformation detected in low risk populations. METHODS A karyotype was obtained from 428 fetuses examined over a 10-year period after fetal malformation was diagnosed using obstetrical ultrasound. These fetuses were separated into two groups, one with isolated malformations and the other with multiple malformations. The association between each type of malformation and the result of… CONTINUE READING