[Fetal neurosonography in suspected central nervous system abnormalities]

Virgilio S, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001566
Spanish
Original Title: Neurosonografía fetal en sospecha de alteraciones del sistema nervioso central
Authors' recomendations: Low-quality evidence suggests that fetal neurosonography when compared with conventional fetal ultrasound might provide further information and diagnostic accuracy in fetuses highly suspected of presenting central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities. Low-quality evidence suggests that fetal neurosonography is inferior to magnetic resonance imaging in terms of diagnostic accuracy in suspected fetal central nervous system abnormalities. The clinical practice guidelines surveyed cover fetal neurosonography and consider it as a diagnostic method that allows to know the CNS anatomy in detail. It may be indicated in cases of higher risk or suspected CNS malformation, and carried out by trained healthcare providers using high-resolution equipment. However, they mention that in some cases, it requires other diagnostic studies such as magnetic resonance imaging to rule out the suspicion. Health funders from Brazil, the United States and United Kingdom surveyed cover fetal neurosonography in fetuses highly suspected of presenting central nervous system abnormalities. No economic studies assessing the cost-effectives of fetal neurosonography in Argentina have been found.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2020
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Nervous System Malformations
  • Fetus
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
Contact
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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