Midtrimester intrauterine exchange transfusion of the fetus

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
I MacKenzieS L Evans

Abstract

Thirty-seven fetuses, 15 to 23 weeks' gestation, were subjected to intrauterine exchange transfusion under direct vision with a fetoscope prior to therapeutic abortion. A maximum of 30 ml of blood was exchanged, so that as much as 95% of the blood in the fetoplacental circulation was of donor origin. The technique clearly has potential value in the management of severe rhesus-hemolytic disease of newborn infants.

Citations

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Oct 1, 1985·Annals of Saudi Medicine·A OhlssonF Takieddine
Jan 1, 1994·Vox Sanguinis·J Bennebroek Gravenhorst
Jan 1, 1988·Vox Sanguinis·J Bennebroek Gravenhorst
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Related Concepts

Blood Transfusion, Intrauterine
Erythroblastosis, Fetal
Red Blood Cell Count Measurement
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration Determination
Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood
Umbilical Cord Blood
Embryoscopy
Pregnancy Trimester, Second

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