Transvaginal chorionic villus sampling_an alternative approach

George, Korula ; George, Susan S. ; James, Christina ; Fernandes, Herman A. ; Shaji, R. V. ; Srivastava, Alok ; Chandy, Mammen (1999) Transvaginal chorionic villus sampling_an alternative approach Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39 (4). pp. 487-489. ISSN 0004-8666

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Conventional transabdominal approach for chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is difficult in obese women, retroverted uteri and when the placenta is posteriorly placed, while the transcervical method is technically demanding. We investigated the use of an alternative approach-transvaginal-in 38 consecutive women undergoing CVS for prenatal diagnosis of haematological conditions. This is an effective method with regard to access and visualization of the placenta, patient tolerance and tissue yield. No major complications were encountered. We recommend that the transvaginal approach be considered for CVS, especially in difficult cases.

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