Intrauterine fetal transfusion

L. C. Powell, M. H. Schreiber

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Intrauterine transfusion is a life saving procedure in severe cases of Rh isoimmunization. It may be technically difficult and poses a real hazard to the fetus. The authors used a closed technique indirect needle placement, similar to that described by Liley, in 60 transfusions in 34 babies. Survival rates of around 30% can be expected. Details of the selection of patients and techniques used are presented as well as a discussion of the dangers and complications. References to alternative techniques are listed from a comprehensive review of the literature. This procedure has a place in teaching institutions as it will be many years before Rh sensitization is eliminated by the use of prophylactic immune globulin. 78 references are cited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-58
Number of pages22
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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