Ultrasound of Congenital Fetal Anomalies : Differential Diagnosis and Prognostic Indicators, Second Edition book cover
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Ultrasound of Congenital Fetal Anomalies
Differential Diagnosis and Prognostic Indicators, Second Edition

ISBN 9781466598966
Published June 4, 2014 by CRC Press
516 Pages 480 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The most frequently asked questions that confront the fetal medicine trainee/expert on a daily basis are “Is the finding real or merely an artifact?” and “Is the diagnosis correct?”. However, to be able to find the description of an abnormal ultrasound finding in a textbook, one generally has to search by the definite diagnosis, which has not been done as yet.

This uneasy feeling was the first factor that directed the layout of Ultrasound of Congenital Fetal Anomalies: Differential Diagnosis and Prognostic Indicators, Second Edition. Copiously illustrated, the book displays fetal anomalies by scanning view and descriptions of all major ultrasound planes, detailing what can be considered a normal view and what cannot.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Early detection of fetal anomalies (1214 weeks)
  • Ultrasound in fetal infections and in twins
  • The nuchal translucency issue, the newest intracranial translucency as well as the range of congenital anomalies detectable at this gestational age
  • Expanded coverage of heart anomalies, including arrhythmias and early fetal echocardiography

The author’s mission continues to be to provide guidance on how to quickly recognize and diagnose congenital fetal anomalies, beginning at the beginning with ultrasound sigh all the way through to final diagnosis.

Table of Contents

Anatomic Survey of the Fetus and Early Diagnosis of Fetal Anomalies

Central and Peripheral Nervous System Anomalies

Craniofacial and Neck Anomalies

Cystic Hygroma and Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis

Congenital Heart Disease

Thoracic Anomalies

Anomalies of the Gastrointestinal Tract and of the Abdominal Wall

Anomalies of the Urinary Tract and of the External Genitalia

Skeletal Dysplasias and Muscular Anomalies: A Diagnostic Algorithm

Chromosomal and Nonchromosomal Syndromes

Ultrasound in Fetal Infection

Ultrasound in Multiple Pregnancy


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Paladini, Dario; Volpe, Paolo


"In summary, this is a beautifully illustrated book which usefully presents US images, line diagrams, and clinical photographs which will enable the reader to better identify anatomical abnormalities."
—RAD Magazine

"This is a solid book with good images and some interesting features… [It] will be helpful for clinicians and sonographers who specialize in the care of complicated obstetrical patients."
—Anthony Shanks, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, in Doody's Book Review Service

"… an invaluable help in the ultrasound room, as well as an initial source for a thorough investigation of any particular anomaly or risk factor. … The extensive use of illustrated flowcharts to highlight differential diagnoses, as well as identification of the abnormalities from specific ultrasound features, will become significant assets in prenatal diagnosis. Another strong point of this volume is the continuous effort to include 3D images for most diagnoses, especially those that are most likely to benefit from this development, including cranial sutures, skeleton, and fetal brain and heart. … this new edition of Ultrasound of Congenital Fetal Anomalies, already an exhaustive reference with a unique pedagogic format, will become an important landmark in the field and will smoothly reach classic status on the way to its third edition!"
—From the Foreword by Yves Ville, Service of Obstetrics–Gynecology Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital, Paris, France