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Fetal Neurobehavior in Normal and High-Risk Pregnancy

Maja Predojevic, Berivoj Mišković

Keywords : Fetal behavior,Fetal neurologic screening,Four-dimensional ultrasound,Prenatal brain impairment

Citation Information : Predojevic M, Mišković B. Fetal Neurobehavior in Normal and High-Risk Pregnancy. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 5 (2):101-106.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1184

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Investigations of the fetal behavior in comparison with morphological studies led to the conclusion that fetal behavioral patterns directly reflect developmental and maturational processes of fetal central nervous system. Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound has remarkably improved the assessment of the quality of fetal spontaneous movements, and enabled a better evaluation of fetal behavior. Recently, new prenatal screening test for assessment of fetal behavior, based on 4D ultrasound, has been published. We present you review of literature on fetal behavior in normal and high-risk pregnancies, and summarized results of new promising prenatal neurological screening test.


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