"Amniocentesis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Amniocentesis" by people in Profiles.
Local anesthesia and pain perception during amniocentesis: a randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial. Prenat Diagn. 2013 Dec; 33(12):1158-61.
When should women with placenta previa be delivered? A decision analysis. J Reprod Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 55(9-10):373-81.
Accuracy of perinatal diagnosis of 45,X/46,XY mosaicism and electronic consultation of affected parents. J Pediatr Urol. 2009 Aug; 5(4):274-8.
Down syndrome with pure partial trisomy 21q22 due to a paternal insertion (4;21) uncovered by uncultured amniotic fluid interphase FISH. Am J Med Genet A. 2005 Jan 15; 132A(2):206-8.