fetoscopy fetoscopy

Definition(s):

  • (n) prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood

Usage(s):

  1. Now comes fetoscopy, a technique that takes over where amniocentesis leaves off by allowing direct examination of the fetus.
  2. Once amniocentesis determines that a woman is carrying a male child, doctors use a technique called fetoscopy to obtain a sample of the baby's blood.
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