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Related to fetoscopy: amniocentesis, fetoscope


1. A flexible fiber-optic device used to view a fetus in utero.
2. A stethoscope designed for listening to a fetal heartbeat.

fe·tos′co·py (fē-tŏs′kə-pē) n.




n, pl -pies
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med a procedure that permits observation of a fetus in the uterus
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Noun1.fetoscopy - prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood
prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality


n. fetoscopía, inspección antenatal fetal transabdominal de la placenta y el feto con el propósito de diagnosticar posibles trastornos fetales.
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TAR syndrome can be diagnosed antenatally after 16 weeks of gestation by fetoscopy, X-rays and ultrasonography (8).
Fetoscopy, pioneered by John Flobbins, MD, and his colleagues at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Another modality is fetal skin biopsy by fetoscopy done between 20th to 22nd week which on light microscopy shows premature keratinization.
Prenatal diagnosis based on identification of the characteristic ultrastructural changes on fetal skin biopsy has traditionally been performed at around 20 weeks' gestation with ultrasound-guided fetoscopy.
The symposium featured lectures and talks that focused on the principles of laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic bariatric surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopy, Iatrogenic biliary Injury, laparoscopic surgery in paediatric practice and fetoscopy.
Prenatal diagnosis of chondroectodermal dysplasia (Ellis-van Creveld syndrome) with fetoscopy and ultrasound.
This edition has new monographs on ductography, sinus endoscopy, fetoscopy, hysteroscopy, and sialography; expanded information; some combined or condensed tests; and more on pathophysiology that affects test results, patient safety and education, and integration of related laboratory and diagnostic testing.
As the only physicians in the Intermountain West to perform in-utero surgeries that save both babies with TTTS, the team performs a fetoscopy, a procedure that separates the veins and allows each baby to receive nourishment.
Since I published the book, fetal surgery has advanced considerably, as have procedures such as fetoscopy.
TO monitor the baby when you have special tests done such as amniocentesis and fetoscopy.