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.


Fetal Medicine is one of the fastest developing fields of medicine. This century has witnessed exponential developments in fetal medicine and surgery prompted by advancements in fetal imaging, including but not limited to 3D and 4D ultrasound and fetal MRI. New developments in prenatal genetics (e.g., screening based on non-invasive analysis of fetal cells in maternal circulation) have pushed investigators to make earlier and more accurate fetal diagnoses including those in the 1st trimester.

All of these developments make textbooks, even recently published ones, less accurate, with most management recommendations now obsolete. This encouraged us to put together a new manuscript. Our goal was to create a practical guide to the common fetal anomalies. Our targeted audience include medical students, medical sonographers, attendings and residents in obstetrics, pediatrics, and radiology. The structure for each chapter includes definitions and prevalence of a particular abnormality, major principles of its diagnosis, genetics, prenatal strategy, neonatal management, clinical outcomes, and prognosis. We hope this book will serve as a helpful and practical reference book.

B. Petrikovsky
Professor & former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY,


Harris L. Cohen
Professor and Chairman of Radiology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics University of Tennessee Health Science Center Radiologist-in-Chief Le Bonheur Children Hospital
Memphis TN


Chapter 1

Central nervous system anomalies, Spina bifidum, Ventriculomegaly.

Chapter 2

Absent Nasal Bone, Facial Clefts, Microphthalmia, Nuchal Translucency.

Chapter 3

Congenital lung disease, Fetal surgery, Hydrothorax.

Chapter 4

Ebstein Anomaly, Echogenic Foci, Fetal Echocardiography.

Chapter 5

Bowel Herniation, Double-Bubble, Gastroschisis, Omphalocele.

Chapter 6

Congenital Hydronephrosis, Posterior Urethral Valves, Renal Agenesis.

Chapter 7

Achondroplasia, Dwarfism, Skeletal Dysplasia.

Chapter 8

Fetal Anemia, Maternal Mirror Syndrome, Polyhydramnios.

Chapter 9

Fetal Teratoma, Placental Chorioangioma, Rhabdomyoma.

Chapter 10

Chorionicity, Twins, Triplets.

Chapter 11

Covid-19, Toxoplasmosis, Zika.

Chapter 12

Funic Presentation, Nuchal Cord, Placental Hematoma.

Chapter 13

Fetal Assessment, Fetal Demise, Perinatal Mortality.