P02. 30: Myoclonic jerks during first trimester as an early sonographic symptom of arthrogryposis multiplex Academic Article uri icon


  • Conclusions: Our results show a slow decrease in gestational age of the prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida and an increasing rate of fetuses referred for malformations to the tertiary centre during a decade. However, in a quarter of all affected fetuses the diagnosis is still made after 24 weeks of gestation. If the benefit of fetal surgery to prevent secondary damage will be proved, an early diagnosis of spina bifida will be important for these individuals.

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  • January 1, 2006