Endoscopically assisted, ultrasound-guided fetal muscle biopsy

M. I. Evans, R. A. Quintero, M. King, F. Qureshi, E. P. Hoffman, M. P. Johnson

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Abstract

Direct endoscopic visualization of in utero fetal muscle biopsy was performed in 2 cases for which the primary guidance for the procedure remained real time ultrasound. Direct visualization aids in the precise placement of the biopsy gun which may enable the procedure to be done at earlier gestational ages. At the currently used gestational ages (i.e. 18+ weeks), it does not substantially improve the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Fetal endoscopy
  • Fetal muscle biopsy
  • Prenatal diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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