Hemangioma in the newborn: increased incidence after chorionic villus sampling.
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SourcePrenatal Diagnosis, 30, 10, (2010), pp. 913-917
1 oktober 2010
Article / Letter to editor
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SubjectNCMLS 3: Tissue engineering and pathology
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the effects of transcervical chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis on the prevalence of hemangiomas of infancy. METHODS: This is a cohort study of 250 consecutive assessable transabdominal amniocentesis procedures and 250 consecutive assessable transcervical CVS procedures performed between January and September 2002. Parents were asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding the presence of any type of skin lesions. Based on the responses to the questionnaire, children were invited to undergo a physical examination to confirm hemangiomas. RESULTS: Questionnaires were returned in 78% of the CVS group (195/250) and in 72% of the amniocentesis group (180/250). Based on the responses in the questionnaire, 78 children in the CVS group and 42 in the amniocentesis group underwent a physical examination. One or more hemangiomas were present in 53 of 195 (27.2%) children in the CVS group versus 17 of 180 (9.4%) children in the amniocentesis group (odds ratio 3.6, 95% CI: 2.0-6.5). There was no difference in congenital abnormalities between the two groups. CONCLUSION: Transcervical CVS is associated with a significantly increased prevalence of hemangiomas compared with amniocentesis. The clinical features of these hemangiomas do not differ from natural hemangiomas and complications of these hemangiomas are very rare.
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