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February 14, 2001

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

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

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.1-3 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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