Chapter 63. Fetal Wastage: Genetic Evaluation

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Joe Leigh Simpson MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch63

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Simpson, J. L. (2009) Fetal Wastage: Genetic Evaluation, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch63

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Molecular Human Genetics, 6550 Fannin, Suite 901A, Houston, TX 77030-3498, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • fetal wastage;
  • general cause - abnormal embryologic development;
  • alloimmune causes of pregnancy loss;
  • second trimester losses - incompetent cervix or incomplete müllerian;
  • genetic causes - infectious processes, immunologic causes, uterine anomalies, and potentia toxins;
  • detection of parental translocation or inversion;
  • obtaining tissue for chromosomal studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Work-Up

  • Management

  • Follow-Up

  • Suggested Reading