The detection and follow-up of fetal diseases: contributions of ultrasound

Acta Chir Belg. 1989 Jan-Feb;89(1):34-6.


This work illustrates the major contributions of ultrasound to the monitoring of the human fetus and to our understanding of its normal and abnormal development. Examples of in-utero diagnosis of uropathies, ovarian cysts, hemorrhage or biliary sludge with post natal follow-up help to understand the occurrence and disappearance of several "pathological" entities. More experience is needed and improvements should occur in the sonographic detection of intra uterine growth retardation and in uncomplicated genetic anomalies.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Fetal Diseases / therapy
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / diagnosis
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography*