Embryoscopy and fetoscopy

R. A. Quintero, K. S. Puder, D. B. Cotton

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The introduction of transabdominal fiberoptic thin-gauge visualization of the embryo or fetus in the first trimester allows an earlier diagnosis of congenital anomalies currently beyond the resolution of ultrasound. In addition, it has the true potential of providing access to the fetal circulation at an early age, an accomplishment that would have enormous diagnostic and therapeutic implications. In the second and third trimester, operative fetoscopic techniques promise to open a new frontier in the diagnosis and management of fetal surgical and medical conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-581
Number of pages19
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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