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BOOK TITLE: Ultrasound Guided ‘Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques’ Simplified

Author
1. Sahetya Raju R
ISBN
9789352702336
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14151_14
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, A Postgraduate from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPAT); Pushpaa Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Chapter keywords
Invasive prenatal testing, obstetric practice, genetic counseling, pregnancy, ultrasound, local anesthetic, prophylactic antibiotic

Abstract

Invasive prenatal testing remains a mainstay of obstetric practice in the United States. When provided within a framework of nondirective genetic counseling and supportive follow-up, invasive testing can provide critical information to women and couples concerning pregnancy outcomes. The development of diagnostic ultrasound has opened the field of invasive ultrasound-guided procedures with numerable applications. The free-hand, two-operator, end-on technique is preferred. Local anesthetic is used in complex procedures but not in routine procedures. Prophylactic antibiotics are used only in high-risk situations. Developing skills and technique with simulators will be helpful to gain confidence. The most important aspect of all invasive procedures is experience and teamwork between operator and sonologist.

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