Prenatal diagnosis performed by fetal karyotype and ultrasound scan is now a routine part of antenatal care in many countries.
How many fetal anomalies are actually detected by these procedures?
We have used our registry of congenital malformations to answer this question.
In our region, prenatal diagnosis was performed in 23.1 per cent of fetuses with a chromosomal aberration and in 20.1 per cent of fetuses with non-chromosomal anomalies.
Only 6-9 per cent of the pregnancies with fetuses with non-chromosomal anomalies were terminated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malformation, Congénital, Foetus pathologie, Dépistage, Epidémiologie, Homme, In utero, Registre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malformation, Congenital, Fetal diseases, Medical screening, Epidemiology, Human, In utero
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0046825
Code Inist : 002B20F03. Création : 199406.