Cuadros M, Llanos A, Villegas Portero R
Record ID 32010001478
Authors' results and conclusions: There were 141 documents located. This was followed by the discarding of 133 studies on the basis of the title and summary. Detailed reading of the remaining 8 articles eliminated 7. According to the CASPe criteria for diagnostic tests, the one selected work was considered of low quality. This selected work was a multicentre (a university hospital and a private hospital) retrospective study, with 138 pregnancies aborted due to foetal malformations after the 21st week of gestation. The results of this study presented 3D/4D ultrasound as a sensitive test for the diagnosis of malformations, located mainly in the heart and thorax, brain, lips, abdomen and spine.
Authors' recomendations: The quality and nature of the evidence available with respect to the effectiveness of 4D ultrasound versus anatomical-pathology do not allow a greater extension of its use to be recommended at the present time.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/salud/servicios/contenidos/nuevaaetsa/up/AETSA_2007-02-4_Ecografia4D.pdf
Year Published: 2010
URL for published report: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/salud/servicios/contenidos/nuevaaetsa/up/AETSA_2007-02-4_Ecografia4D_eng.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Organisation Name: Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Area
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