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Title: Recommendations on routine mid-trimester anomaly scan
Authors: Kwok Yin Leung
Chung Fan Poon
Angelita R. Teotico
Toshiyuki Hata
Hs Won
Ming Chen
Apichart Chittacharoen
Jaideep Malhotra
Pk Shah
Azen Salim
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hong Kong
Manila Central University
Kagawa University
Ulsan University
Changhua Christian Hospital Taiwan
Mahidol University
Malhotra Nursing and Maternity Home
King Edward Memorial Hospital India
Universitas Indonesia
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-May-2015
Citation: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. Vol.41, No.5 (2015), 653-661
Abstract: © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2015 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the minimal requirements of the routine mid-trimester anomaly scan in Asian countries after taking into account various factors, including local circumstances, medical practice, guidelines, and availability of experienced sonographers and high-resolution ultrasound machines, which affect the prenatal detection rate of fetal anomalies. In general, a routine mid-trimester anomaly scan includes the assessment of the number of fetuses, fetal cardiac activity, size, anatomy, liquor and placental location. The most controversial issue is which fetal structures should at least be examined. We discussed the requirements of a basic routine scan, as well as the optional views, which can be obtained if feasible to improve the detection of fetal, placental or maternal abnormalities. Routine anomaly scan remains a clinical challenge.
ISSN: 14470756
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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