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pre·na·tal di·ag·no·sis

diagnosis using procedures available for the recognition of diseases and malformations in utero, and the conclusion reached.
Synonym(s): antenatal diagnosis
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prenatal diagnosis

Obstetrics The examination of fetal cells taken from the amniotic fluid, the primitive placenta–chorion, or umbilical cord for biochemical, chromosomal, or gene defects
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pre·na·tal di·ag·no·sis

(prē-nā'tăl dī'ăg-nō'sis)
Diagnosis using procedures available for the recognition of diseases and malformations in utero, and the conclusion reached.
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Prenatal diagnosis

The determination of whether a fetus possesses a disease or disorder while it is still in the womb.
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A truly ethical first step would be to provide universal health-care access, ensuring that pregnant women can obtain folic acid, undergo regular checkups, and, if warranted, receive fetal diagnosis and treatment.
He moved to Sandton Mediclinic as gynaecologist with interest in fetal diagnosis and therapy in 1998.
Educators then are in an optimal position to provide education and support regarding the possibility of perinatal loss and severe fetal diagnosis. Broaching the subject of pregnancy loss with expectant parents is difficult but is, sadly, necessary on occasion.
The story begins with a baby who is born too early, meaning before 36 weeks gestation, said senior author David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., Watson Family Professor of Surgery, Pitt School of Medicine, and co-director of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center at Children's Hospital.
Voto et al., "Intrathoracic alimentary tract duplication cysts treated in utero by thoracoamniotic shunting," Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, vol.
Johnson, obstetrical director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
The second part addresses embryonic and fetal heart development, fetal diagnosis and management, the role of fetal cardiology in the prenatal and postnatal management of congenital heart disease, and recent therapeutic and imaging advances.
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Brivet et al., "Fetal-maternal hydrops syndrome in human parvovirus infection," Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, vol.
Although severe NTD can now be identified using ultrasound and the techniques are becoming increasingly sophisticated and sensitive in identifying fetal abnormalities, it still does not provide a definitive fetal diagnosis for chromosome abnormalities.
"Women who receive a lethal fetal diagnosis deserve our compassion and support.