The atlas can be found at http://www.muni.cz/atlases. Registration is required to access the atlas. The atlas was uploaded in 2006 and has been continuously revised and expanded. The atlas exists in Czech and English version.
The users interface is based on the previous Hypertext Atlas of Dermatopathology (presented at http://www.muni.cz/atlases as well), sharing the internal structure and design. Concise texts summarize the gross and microscopic pathology and etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and prognosis. Plentiful macroscopic and histological images are included (see Figure 1). Virtual microscope interface is used to access the high-resolution histological images. The user can adopt the image detail, change magnification and change the basic size of the window up to full screen. Both the macroscopic and histological images are annotated and arrows pointing to the most important features can be activated.
The main chapters cover the principles and terminology of fetal maldevelopement, chromosomal abnormalities, teratogenic agents, malformation syndromes, congenital defects of the individual organ systems, pathology of twinning and pathology of placenta and umbilical cord.
The case studies seem to be quite useful for demonstrating complex malformation syndromes (e.g. sirenomelia) or pathogenetic pathways of some fetal conditions (e.g. twin to twin transfusion). The case studies integrate results of prenatal diagnostic tests, pathologic examination and genetic counselling. Ultrasound video clips have been included in the atlas recently. The user is encouraged to compare the gross pathology, histological image (if essential for final diagnosis) and prenatal video.
The atlas is equipped with an active index and a list of authors who contributed by texts or images.