Utilization of Trophoblast for Early Prenatal Diagnosis

  • Samuel A. Rhine
  • Aubrey Milunsky


Recent studies concerning the efficacy of amniocentesis for second trimester prenatal diagnosis have demonstrated the overall risk to be very low and the results to be very accurate.


Prenatal Diagnosis Trophoblastic Tissue Vacuum Biopsy Decidua Basalis Extraembryonic Membrane 


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© Aubrey Milunsky 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel A. Rhine
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aubrey Milunsky
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Genetics Division, Pathology DepartmentMethodist HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Special Services DivisionMarion County Association for Retarded CitizensIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Genetics DivisionEunice Kennedy Shriver CenterWalthamUSA
  5. 5.Children’s ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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