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Fetal Radiology
A Diagnostic Atlas
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Main description:

Intrinsic errors of skeletal development are individually rare but of clinical importance because of their overall frequency and their impact on a patient's life. Sonography has become a routine component of prenatal care, and many of these disorders are diagnosed prenatally. Postnatally, the prenatal diagnosis has to be verified. To this end, fetal radiography is an effective, simple and economic way to establish a diagnosis or to narrow the number of diagnostic possibilities sufficiently to enable pathological, biochemical or molecular studies to be used in the quest for a specific diagnosis. Equally important, a correct diagnosis is required for correct prognostication and parental counseling. This book has been written to assist in the postnatal diagnosis of fetal errors of skeletal development.


Feature:

Heavily illustrated atlas covers entire development from week 1 through birth

Enables the radiologist or obstetrician to monitor progress, and the pathologist to see what went wrong

Cross-disciplinary expertise; authors are a leading pediatric radiologist, a geneticist, and an expert in abnormal pediatric skeletal development


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Intrinsic errors of skeletal development are individually rare but of clinical importance because of their overall frequency and their impact on a patient's life. Sonography has become a routine component of prenatal care, and many of these disorders are diagnosed prenatally. Postnatally, the prenatal diagnosis has to be verified. To this end, fetal radiography is an effective, simple and economic way to establish a diagnosis or to narrow the number of diagnostic possibilities sufficiently to enable pathological, biochemical or molecular studies to be used in the quest for a specific diagnosis. Equally important, a correct diagnosis is required for correct prognostication and parental counseling. This book has been written to assist in the postnatal diagnosis of fetal errors of skeletal development.


Contents:

Development of the Normal Fetal Skeleton.- Differential Diagnosis of Single Skeletal Defects.- Skeletal Dysplasias.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783642035609
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: September, 2010
Pages: 224

Subcategories: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatal, Radiology