fetoscopy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Though the disorders that fetoscopy now helps diagnose are few, and quite rare, researchers expect to use it eventually to detect such maladies as albinism (lack of pigment) and .
  • Now comes fetoscopy, a technique that takes over where amniocentesis leaves off by allowing direct examination of the fetus.
  • 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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