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Amniocentesis

  • Aubrey Milunsky

Abstract

Needles have been introduced into the amniotic sac at least since 1881 (Lambl, 1881; Schatz, 1882; Prochownick, 1877). Successful amniocentesis for a case of polyhydramnios was noted in 1919 (Henkel, 1919). After the introduction of X rays, amniocentesis was used for placental localization by amniography (Menees et al., 1930).

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Down Syndrome Amniotic Fluid Prenatal Diagnosis Spontaneous Abortion Neural Tube Defect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aubrey Milunsky
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Genetics DivisionEunice Kennedy Shriver CenterWalthamUSA
  3. 3.Children’s ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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