An increased incidence of haemangiomas in infants born following chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

Barbara K. Burton*, Charlene J. Schulz, Brad Angle, Laurence I. Burd

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Abstract

The incidence of haemangiomas was ascertained by questionnaire in infants born to 578 consecutive CVS patients and 445 consecutive mid‐trimester amniocentesis patients seen at a single institution between 1 January 1989 and 31 May 1991. The incidence of 7·4 per cent reported in the amniocentesis group was comparable to previous estimates of the incidence of haemangiomas in the general population. In contrast, a 21·1 per cent incidence, three‐fold higher than that observed in the amniocentesis group, was observed among CVS‐exposed infants (P<0·001). This increased incidence was largely confined to patients undergoing a transcervical procedure. No correlation was observed between the incidence of haemangiomas and gestational age at sampling, sample size, number of sampling attempts, or a history of bleeding following the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

Keywords

  • amniocentesis
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • haemangiomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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