The "fetoscope"--a new clinical tool for prenatal genetic diagnosis.

Our experience in 65 patients using a "fetoscope" and local anesthesia prior to saline abortion is described. Visualization of the intrauterine contents improved with experience, was optimum at 16 to 18 weeks' gestation, and was superior to the quality of photographic records. Four fetal skin biopsies and 6 amnion biopsies were done. Six blood samples were… (More)