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Fetal anatomy screening at 11–14 weeks’ ultrasonography, comparison of TAUSG and TVUSG [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2023; 54(3): 146-151 | DOI: 10.14744/zkmj.2023.50570

Fetal anatomy screening at 11–14 weeks’ ultrasonography, comparison of TAUSG and TVUSG

Gamze Kırpınar1, Lütfiye Uygur2, Aylin Yılmaz3, Didar Kurt3, İbrahim Kalelioğlu4
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Division of Perinatology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Türkiye. Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Division of Perinatology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
4Division of Perinatology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, İstanbul University, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Türkiye

INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the success of fetal anatomy screening at 11–14 weeks’ ultrasonography and also to compare the superiority by performing fetal anatomy screening for both transabdominal and transvaginal probes.
METHODS: A total of 73 patients who applied to Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Perinatology Department for 11–14 weeks of screening tests between May 2018 and December 2018 were evaluated. It was designed as a prospective, single-center clinical study. Fetal anatomical structures were determined by reference to the guideline published by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology for first-trimester ultrasound and were evaluated as normal, abnormal, and unevaluated both for transabdominal and transvaginal probes.
RESULTS: Nasal bone and nuchal translucency were found to be seen at a higher rate in transabdominal ultrasound. The heart, kidneys, and bladder were significantly higher in transvaginal ultrasound.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In the 11–14-week ultrasonography, the anatomical evaluation of the fetus is possible in addition to the screening test, and transvaginal ultrasound is a complement to the transabdominal ultrasound evaluation. All anomalies cannot be detected in 11–14 weeks of ultrasonography and it is not appropriate to replace the ultrasonography of 18–23 weeks. The evaluation should be completed with transvaginal ultrasound examination when suspicion of anomaly occurs, some structures with abdominal ultrasound cannot be visualized, or when image quality is insufficient due to obesity.

Keywords: Fetal anatomy screening, transvaginal anatomy screening, 11–14 weeks’ ultrasonography.

Gamze Kırpınar, Lütfiye Uygur, Aylin Yılmaz, Didar Kurt, İbrahim Kalelioğlu. Fetal anatomy screening at 11–14 weeks’ ultrasonography, comparison of TAUSG and TVUSG. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2023; 54(3): 146-151

Corresponding Author: Gamze Kırpınar, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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