embryoscopy

embryoscopy

Obstetrics An imaging technique in which an ultrasound-guided small-bore needle with an endoscope is inserted through the abdominal wall into the uterus–without violating the amniotic cavity, to view a living embryo. Cf Fetoscopy.
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EMBRYOSCOPY

embryoscopy

(ĕm″brē-ŏs′kŏ-pē)
Direct visualization of the fetus or embryo in the uterus by insertion of the light source and image-detecting portion of a fetoscope into the amniotic cavity through a small incision in the abdominal wall. This technique permits visualization and photography, surgical correction of certain types of congenital defects, and collection of amniotic fluid specimens for analysis of chemical and cellular materials.
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Reproductive specialists from Europe and the US cover risk factors for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, ultrasound detection of congenital uterine anomalies, management of pregnancy loss, investigation of recurrent miscarriage, molar pregnancy, uterine nature killer cells and reproduction, cytogenic factors, parental chromosome testing, embryoscopy, thrombophilia, thrombosis and air travel, immunotherapy, endometrial receptivity, clinical assessment of the endometrium, implantation failure, embryo reduction in multiple pregnancies, miscarriage after in vitro fertilization, vanishing twin syndrome, and late pregnancy loss.
They can view the developing child via embryoscopy, ultra-sound, or detailed drawings.
At a fast pace, innovations and technological advances brought us the fetal heart rate monitor, noninvasive ultrasound, embryoscopy and fetoscopy, and, more recently, methods to measure maternal biochemical analytes as a means to assess the developing infant's health.
Following the talks, the students viewed the Video Journal of Life in the Womb, which used direct photographs (embryoscopy) of the unborn child to reveal fetal development clearly.