Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1989;8(1): 54-59.
Percutaneous ultrasound guided umbilical cord blood sampling
Seung Hyup M.D.
ABSTRACT
This report describes a technique and the result of percutaneous ultrasound-guided umbilical cord blood sampling and its potential use in the management of diagnostic problems in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. This method has been employed in the prenatal assessment of 19 fetuses atrisk for chromosomal disorders, fetal hypoxia and hematologic disorders. This simple and rapid procedure offers a safe access to the fetal circulation.
Keywords: umbilical vein, US aspiration
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