Routine prenatal screening policy of fetal malformations by both maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and ultrasound in eastern Hungary.

M. Szabó, Z. Tóth, O. Török, L. Veress, E. Bede, E. Nagy, Z. Papp

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Abstract

Since January 1979, at our Genetic Counselling Unit in Debrecen all pregnancies at high risk for any reason have been screened sequentially by serum alpha-fetoprotein estimation (at the 16th week) and by ultrasound examination (18th week). This screening policy covered 1200-1500 consultations per year. From July 1983, the same prenatal screening policy has been extended to cover the whole pregnant population of two large counties in Eastern Hungary. In a six-year period over 300 fetal malformations were diagnosed. Details of the screening policy and the main groups of malformations diagnosed prenatally are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalActa Chirurgica Hungarica
Volume30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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  • Surgery

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