Recent epidemiological interest has focused on separation of neural tube defects (NTD) into subgroups which may differ pathogenetically and aetiologically, for example, « upper » and « lower » spina bifida.
In order to validate the use of pathologists' lesion descriptions by epidemiologists and others, a postal survey of 18 European perinatal pathologists, identified by EUROCAT registries, was conducted.
Pathologists were asked, anonymously, to describe and identify the lesions in 15 photographs of midtrimester termination fetuses.
There was a 50% response rate.
Even taking into consideration the limitations of dealing with photographs rather than the fetuses themselves, there was often marked variation in the descriptions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malformation, Tube neural, Homme, Anatomopathologie, Exploration, Europe, Epidémiologie, Foetus, Système nerveux pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malformation, Neural tube, Human, Pathology, Exploration, Europe, Epidemiology, Fetus, Nervous system diseases, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Cote : 94-0065318
Code Inist : 002B17D. Création : 199406.