Authors: Boris M. Petrikovsky, Harris L. Cohen

Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Disorders

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ISBN: 978-981-5079-64-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5079-63-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898150796301230101


Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Disorders reviews key points in obstetrics/maternal fetal medicine imagery analysis of the pregnant uterus and its contents. Specifically, chapters cover ultrasound of different fetal organs, physiological systems and diseases. The authors also provide radiological correlation to help the obstetrician, pediatrician, radiologist, and other specialists know the basics and some more advanced concepts that will allow diagnosis of fetal abnormality, and what those findings mean to the patient and their families vis-a-vis the fetus in their pregnancy. It is ,therefore, a handbook that helps medical residents and professionals to assess cases in real-time or to review a given clinical problem.

Key Features:

-13 structured chapters covering key topics related to the ultrasound of different fetal organs, physiological systems and diseases

- Evidence-based presentation through detailed images and references

- Portability and practical information on general and differential diagnostics to consider in fetal and uterine examinations.

- Useful information for medical and genetic counseling affected mothers and couples

The book is intended for a broad readership in medicine including medical students, specialty trainees and attending physicians in obstetrics, pediatrics, radiology, and subspecialty trainees in maternal fetal medicine, neonatology, ultrasound imaging. Medical professionals in allied fields including sonography, family practice, and genetic counseling will also benefit from the information presented in the book.


Ob/Gyn doctors, perinatologists, pediatricians, radiologists, Ob/Gyn residents, physicians and medical students; medical professionals in allied fields such as sonography, family medicine, and genetic counseling.


The prenatal diagnosis and management of fetal disorders are some of the most common challenges in obstetrics since some of these disorders can have devastating consequences for both the mother and fetus or neonate. Close antenatal surveillance is of paramount importance because these fetal disorders are the cause of an increased risk of stillbirth, neonatal death, spontaneous or indicated preterm birth, neonatal morbidity and abnormal short and long-term neurodevelopment. Some of these disorders may also carry a significant risk for recurrence in the pregnancies to follow, which makes genetics an integral part of the evaluation.

Given the tremendous technological advances in fetal imaging, by ultrasound and MRI, over the last four decades and the huge impact of fetal disorders on both maternal and fetal/neonatal health, this book on “Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Disorders” will hopefully be an extremely significant and timely contribution. This textbook is unique because it provides brief, clear, succinct information on the most commonly diagnosed fetal disorders. Front line health care providers can use this current information in the initial care of patients and before referral to subspecialists for the most complicated cases. The book’s strength lies in its simplicity and its world-renowned experts as contributors.

Given the short and long-term health consequences of fetal disorders, it remains vital for the international community to be familiar with cutting-edge fetal medicine information including not only fetal structural malformations but also disorders such as intrauterine fetal death and fetal infections. This textbook covers the most important topics in Fetal Medicine. Each chapter is well organized using a reader-friendly format including definition, prevalence, etiology, prenatal imaging (ultrasound and/or MRI) diagnosis, genetics, and prenatal and postnatal counseling of each disorder.

The textbook “Diagnostic and Management of Fetal Disorders” results from a combined effort of distinguished contributors, Dr. Boris Petrikovsky and Dr. Harris Cohen who are well-recognized authorities in the field of fetal medicine.

In my view, this textbook on “Diagnostic and Management of Fetal Disorders” covers every aspect of the most common fetal disorders and provides clear and succinct up-to-date information like no other text. This textbook will serve as the source of valuable information for front line healthcare providers. Therefore, I strongly recommend its reading by all those frontline health care providers who are involved in prenatal diagnosis and management of fetal disorders.

Anthony M. Vintzileos
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island
NYU Long Island School of Medicine
New York

Deputy Editor
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology