Fetal Radiology

A Diagnostic Atlas

  • Reinhard Schumacher
  • Laurie H. Seaver
  • Jürgen Spranger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Reinhard Schumacher, Laurie H. Seaver, Jürgen Spranger
    Pages 1-1
  3. Reinhard Schumacher, Laurie H. Seaver, Jürgen Spranger
    Pages 3-30
  4. Reinhard Schumacher, Laurie H. Seaver, Jürgen Spranger
    Pages 31-98
  5. Reinhard Schumacher, Laurie H. Seaver, Jürgen Spranger
    Pages 99-183
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 184-212

About this book


Intrinsic errors of skeletal development are individually rare but of clinical importance because of their overall frequency and their impact on a patient's life. Sonography has become a routine component of prenatal care, and many of these disorders are diagnosed prenatally. Postnatally, the prenatal diagnosis has to be verified. To this end, fetal radiography is an effective, simple and economic way to establish a diagnosis or to narrow the number of diagnostic possibilities sufficiently to enable pathological, biochemical or molecular studies to be used in the quest for a specific diagnosis. Equally important, a correct diagnosis is required for correct prognostication and parental counseling. This book has been written to assist in the postnatal diagnosis of fetal errors of skeletal development.


diagnosis fetal osteochondrodysplasias fetal postnatal radiological diagnosis fetal radiography fetal sonography parental counseling prenatal care prenatal diagnosis radiology skeletal development skeletal dysplasia skeletal malformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Schumacher
    • 1
  • Laurie H. Seaver
    • 2
  • Jürgen Spranger
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Sektion Pädiatrische Genetik Zentrum für Kinder- und JugendmedizinUniversitätsklinikum FreiburgFreiburg (Breisgau)Germany
  2. 2.Kapiolani Medical Center forWomen & Children Div. Hawaii Community GeneticsHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Greenwood Genetic CenterGreenwoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03559-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03560-9
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