2010 BGD Practical 12 - Abnormalities
Prenatal diagnosis are the clinical tools used to determine both normal and abnormal development. There are a growing number of both prenatal and neonatal clinical screening methods for many disorders of development.
Statistics - Top Ten
The ten most frequently reported birth defects in Victoria between 2003-2004 (More? Australian Statistics - Victoria)
- Obstructive Defects of the Renal Pelvis or Obstructive Genitourinary Defects
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Congenital Dislocated Hip
- Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome
- Cleft Palate
- Trisomy 18 or Edward Syndrome - multiple abnormalities of the heart, diaphragm, lungs, kidneys, ureters and palate 86% discontinued.
- Renal Agenesis/Dysgenesis - reduction in neonatal death and stillbirth since 1993 may be due to the more severe cases being identified in utero and being represented amongst the increased proportion of terminations (approximately 31%).
- Cleft Lip and Palate - occur with another defect in 33.7% of cases.
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The links below are to more detailed information about some of the current prenatal diagnostic techniques and their applications.
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- 2010 BGD: Lecture 1 | Lecture 2 | Practical 3 | Practical 6 | Practical 12
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