Three-dimensional Assessment of Fetal Face
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Michal Zajicek and Liat Gindes
Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound provides a major diagnostic tool in the
examination of fetal face abnormalities. 3D ultrasound enables spatial orientation,
which is crucial for the evaluation of fetuses with facial malformations, especially ones
with cleft palate. This chapter summarizes the different modalities currently undertaken
to examine fetal face with special emphasis on the palate, ears and eyes, providing
practical tools for manipulation of volumes.
Fetal ear, Fetal eye, Fetal face, Fetal palate, Prenatal diagnosis, Threedimensional
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel.