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Prenatal Sonographic Diagnosis of Pierre-Robin Sequence - A Case Report


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The rare anomalies diagnosed in prenatal ultrasonographic examination include Pierre-Robin sequence. The aim of the report was to demonstrate a well-documented case of Pierre-Robin sequence detected by ultrasonography at the 24th week of gestation, present the differentiation of Pierre-Robin sequence in the prenatal ultrasonography and to emphasize the importance of early sonographic diagnosis of the anomaly.The prenatal diagnosis of Pierre-Robin sequence in prenatal ultrasonographic assessment is of great importance as it permits planning further course of pregnancy as well as EXIT procedure and postnatal treatment.









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  • Department of Pediatric Laryngology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • Department of Radiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute, Lodz, Poland
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute, Lodz, Poland
  • Department of Diagnoses and Prevention Fetal Malformations Medical University of Lodz, Poland


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