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fetoscope

 [fe´to-skōp]
1. a specially designed stethoscope for listening to the fetal heart beat.
2. an endoscope for viewing the fetus in utero.
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fe·to·scope

(fē'tō-skōp),
1. A fiberoptic endoscope used in fetology.
2. A stethoscope designed for listening to fetal heart sounds.
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fetoscope

(fē′tə-skōp′)
n.
1. A flexible fiber-optic device used to view a fetus in utero.
2. A stethoscope designed for listening to a fetal heartbeat.

fe·tos′co·py (fē-tŏs′kə-pē) n.
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fe·to·scope

(fē'tō-skōp)
1. A fiberoptic endoscope used in fetology.
2. A stethoscope designed for listening to fetal heart sounds.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Fetoscope

A fiber-optic instrument for viewing the fetus inside the uterus.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The examination was being held on the first floor of the maternity wing and I coolly dropped the fetoscope from the window.
Intermittent auscultation with a fetoscope or doppler, or using the fetal monitor less often and for shorter duration, is usually more conducive to helping birth be normal.
He had wanted to test anew diagnostic tool, the fetoscope, to see how often it risked causing a miscarriage.
At the initial visit, fundal height measured 18 cm; fetal heartbeat was auscultated by Doppler but not by fetoscope. The date of her last menstrual period was unknown.
All patients were monitored clinically by intermittent fetal heart auscultation using a fetoscope or a hand held doppler.
The procedure is carried out with a 2-mm fetoscope, and Nd:YAG laser energy is used "to obliterate all the culprit anastomoses," Dr.
Ezra Davidson tests the new prenatal diagnostic tool known as the fetoscope on low-income black and Hispanic women in South Central Los Angeles just before they have abortions, to see how often fetoscopy itself causes an abortion.
[1] An extension of the fetoscope positions the balloon.
A fetoscope is placed into the uterus, and under direct visualization a tie is placed around the cord of the abnormal fetus so that flow through all three vessels is obstructed, he explained.