Journal article

ABSENCE OF FETAL CORPUS-CALLOSUM ASSOCIATED WITH INTRAPARTUM CARDIOTOCOGRAPHIC NONREACTIVITY

R CINCOTTA, S BRENNECKE

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | AUSTRALIAN NZ J OBSTET GYNAEC | Published : 1995

Abstract

EDITORIAL COMMENT: We accepted this paper for publication because it shows an interesting association between a cerebral malformation and abnormal cardio‐tocography. Chew and colleagues have previously reported that in series of patients with evidence of critical fetal reserve detected by antenatal cardiotocography the incidence of major fetal malformations ranged from 10–12%, a figure very similar to the major malformation rate of infants of women with prepregnancy diabetes delivered at the Mercy Hospital for Women 1971–1994 (47 of 392). These authors have recommended that when time permits ultrasonographic assessment of a fetus should be performed to seek evidence of major malformations wh..

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