Korean J Radiol.  2002 Jun;3(2):113-124. 10.3348/kjr.2002.3.2.113.

Fetal Musculoskeletal Malformations with a Poor Outcome: Ultrasonographic, Pathologic, and Radiographic Findings

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Samsung Cheil Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. radjycho@samsung.co.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The early and accurate antenatal diagnosis of fetal musculoskeletal malfomations with a poor outcome has important implications for the management of a pregnancy. Careful ultrasonographic examination of a fetus helps detect such anomalies, and a number of characteristic features may suggest possible differential diagnoses. During the last five years, we have encountered 39 cases of such anomalies, and the typical prenatal ultrasonographic and pathologic findings of a number of those are described in this article.

Keyword

Ultrasound (US); Fetus; Congenital anomaly; Musculoskeletal anomaly

MeSH Terms

Chondrodysplasia Punctata/diagnosis
Female
Fetal Diseases/*diagnosis
Human
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities/*diagnosis/radiography/ultrasonography
Osteogenesis Imperfecta/diagnosis
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
*Prenatal Diagnosis
Thanatophoric Dysplasia/diagnosis
*Ultrasonography, Prenatal
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