The significance of early sonographic diagnosis of fetal hydrocephalus

S. Lurie, I. Blickstein

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Abstract

This review provides recent data on early sonographic diagnosis of fetal hydrocephalus as related to management options of the affected fetus. Introduction of new sonographic criteria, i.e. the atrial width (>10 mm), the width between atrial choroid plexus and ventricular wall (3 to 8 mm) and the appearence of asymmetry of the choroid plexus may permit early diagnosis of fetal hydrocephalus at 13 to 15 gestational wks. Early diagnosis may consequently reduce maternal morbidity associated with late abortion or lead to the selection of appropriate cases for intrauterine surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Feto-Maternal Medicine
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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