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February 14, 2001

Imaging Studies of Parents of Fetuses With Sonographic Anomalies of Uncertain Prognosis

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(6):737-738. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-285-6-jlt0214

To the Editor: Fetal ultrasound examination has become part of routine prenatal care in many countries.13 Such mass screening of healthy fetuses may result in incidental detection of anomalies that have limited functional significance. Nonetheless, the detection of an isolated fetal structural anomaly may create a dilemma when its prognostic significance is unknown. We report a series of cases in which examination of the asymptomatic parents revealed comparable anomalies.

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