Key Features

  • Basic science sections provide clinicians with a vital introduction to the new language of science that will help them understand new and development treatment options.
  • Clinical sections include: the latest advances in prenatal screening; a systems-based presentation of the diagnosis and management of fetal malformations; complete coverage of common and rare fetal conditions including growth restriction, endocrine and platelet disorders, early pregnancy loss, and twins/multiple pregnancy.
  • Highly illustrated with over 500 ultrasound scans and line drawings.
  • International team of expert contributors.
  • Features new self-assessment section.
  • Written by an international team of experts.

Table of Contents

EARLY FETAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Early concepts and terminology
2. Cellular mechanisms and embryonic tissues
3. Staging embryos in development and the embryonic body plan
4. Development of the head
5. Development of the heart

THE PLACENTA

6. The immunology of implantation
7. Development of the placenta and its circulation
8. Placental function and maternofetal exchange
9. Maternofetal trafficking

FETAL PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

10. Development of the cardiovascular system
11. Lung growth and maturation
12. Development of the kidneys and urinary tract
13. Maternal medicines and the fetus
14. The perinatal postmortem

EPIDEMIOLOGY

15. Epidemiological techniques in fetal medicine.

ETHICS

16. Ethical issues in maternal-fetal medicine

PRENATAL SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS

17. Conveying information about screening
18. Parental reaction to prenatal diagnosis and subsequent bereavement
19. Prenatal screening for open neural tube defects and Down's syndrome
20. Ultrasound screening for fetal abnormalities and aneuploidies in the first and second trimesters
21. Non-invasive screening and diagnosis from maternal blood
22. Invasive diagnostic procedures
23. Cytogenetics
24. Mandelian genetics - the old and the new
25. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
26. Haemaglobinopathies
27. Prenatal screening for thalassemias
28. Cystic fibrosis
29. Inborn errors of metabolism

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF FETAL MALFORMATIONS

30. Sonography of the fetal central nervous system
31. The heart
32. Fetal lung lesions
33. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
34. Abdomen
35. Kidney and urinary tract disorders
36. Fetal skeletal abnormalities
37. Fetal hydrops
38. Fetal tumors

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGE

Details

No. of pages:
800
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443104084
Electronic ISBN:
9780702033520

About the authors

Charles Rodeck

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Institute for Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London, London, UK

Martin Whittle

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK