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Table of Contents

Part 1: Scientific Basis of Perinatal Biology

1. Human Basic Genetics and Patterns of Inheritance

2. Normal Early Development

3. Amniotic Fluid Dynamics

4. Multiple Gestation: The Biology of Twinning

5. Biology of Parturition

6. Immunology of Pregnancy

7. Maternal Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Adaptation to Pregnancy

8. Endocrinology of Pregnancy

9. The Breast and Physiology of Lactation

10. Maternal Nutrition

11. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

12. Fetal Cardiovascular Physiology

13. Behavioral State in the Fetus: Relationship to Fetal Health and Development

14. Placental Respiratory Gas Exchange and Fetal Oxygenation

15. Fetal Lung Development and Surfactant

16. Evidence-Based Practice in Perinatal Medicine

Part 2: Obstetrical Imaging

Section I Principles of Fetal Imaging

17. Performing and Documenting the Fetal Anatomy Ultrasound Examination

18. Doppler Ultrasound: Select Fetal and Maternal Applications

19. Clinical Applications of Three-Dimensional Sonography in Obstetrics

Section II Lesions

20. Central Nervous System Imaging

20A: Cephalocele

20B: Choroid Plexus Cysts

20C: Holoprosencephaly

20D: Porencephalic Cyst

20E: Encephalocele

20F: Ventriculomegaly: Aqueductal Stenosis

20G: Ventriculomegaly: Arnold-Chiari Malformation

20H: Ventriculomegaly: Dandy Walker Malfromation and Variant

20I. Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (online only)

20J. Anencephaly (Online only)

20K. Arachnoid Cyst (Online only)

20L. Hydranencephaly (Online only)

20M. Microcephaly (Online only)

20N. Vein of Galen Aneurysm (Online only)

21. Imaging of the Face and Neck

21A: Cleft Lip and Palate

21B: Cystic Hy


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About the authors

Robert Creasy

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX; Corte Madera, CA

Jay Iams

Affiliations and Expertise

Frederick P. Zuspan Professor and Endowed Chair, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH