The organization, techniques used and diagnostic findings of 500 prenatal diagnoses are reported in detail. In 15 cases the pregnancy was terminated because of abnormal laboratory findings. Follow-up of the remaining pregnancies revealed a perinatal mortality of 1.7%, and the risk of an abortion induced by amniocentesis, performed in the 15–16th wk, to be 1–2%. Serious counseling problems arose in 2 cases with trisomy X, in 2 instances of a balanced chromosome translocation and in 1 case of a de novo translocation
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.