Obstetric management of a fetus with nonlethal osteogenesis imperfecta.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Osteogenesis imperfecta is the common term for a heterogeneous group of heritable disorders of connective tissue with lethal and nonlethal forms. Prenatal diagnosis presents difficult medical and ethical issues. Of concern are the following: 1) the certainty of diagnosis, 2) the severity of disease, 3) the prognosis for survival and ambulation, and 4) the appropriate mode of delivery. A case of nonlethal fetal osteogenesis imperfecta managed by vaginal delivery is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuller, J; Bellantoni, J; Dorst, J; Hamper, U; Callan, N

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 3 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 477 - 479

PubMed ID

  • 3043298

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States