Ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis: polemics around routine ultrasound screening for second trimester fetal malformations.

@article{Levi2002UltrasoundIP,
  title={Ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis: polemics around routine ultrasound screening for second trimester fetal malformations.},
  author={Salvator Levi},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={285-95}
}
Ultrasound for routine fetal malformation screening has been polemical from its early beginning because of the very broad range of diagnosis rates disclosed, i.e. from 13% to 82%, average 27.5%. A review of available studies is proposed to assess objectively the efficacy of ultrasound, considering also economical, ethical and methodological aspects as influential factors for choosing a routine screening policy. The utility of fetal malformation diagnosis before birth is brought forward… CONTINUE READING

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