About this atlas
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.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » fetal osteochondrodysplasias - fetal postnatal radiological diagnosis - fetal radiography - fetal sonography - parental counseling - prenatal care - prenatal diagnosis - skeletal development - skeletal dysplasia - skeletal malformation
Related subjects » Gynecology - Pediatrics - Radiology
Table of contents
Development of the normal fetal skeleton.- Differential diagnosis of single skeletal defects: Limbs. Spine. Ventral body wall defects.- The osteochondrodysplasias: Skeletal dysplasias (SDs) with prominent shortness of the tubular bones.- SDs with congenital bowing and normal bone density.- SDs with decreased bone density, with or without bowing.- SDs with slender bones. SDs with thick bones.- SDs with short ribs, with or without polydactyly.- Chondrodysplasia punctata group.- SDs with prominent involvement of the humeri or clavicles. Dysplasias with prominent involvement of the mesial and acral skeleton.- SDs with increased bone density.
"Fetal diagnosis of dysplasia ... will be greatly aided by the availability of this high-quality book … . Up-to-date genetic information and representative radiographs are provided … . highly relevant to those who perform prenatal US and MR imaging, thereby making this the atlas to use. … is indeed authoritative. The book is well organized and written in excellent English; the image reproductions are beautiful and effective. Fetal Radiology is an instant classic that should be used by prenatal imagers … ." (Alan E. Oestreich, Radiology, March, 2005)
"This book has been written to assist in fetal post-natal radiological diagnosis … . provides an overview and additional references for further detail. … a well laid out, well described user- friendly book working from the problem posed clinically to the diagnosis in logical fashion. It is an ideal bench book for any department involved in the interpretation of fetal radiographs. It would also be a useful addition to libraries in obstetric ultrasound and genetic departments … ." (Dr. E H Whitby, RAD Magazine, December, 2004)