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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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OBANDO MADRIGAL, Gloriana; QUESADA RETANA, Pablo; VARGAS MARIN, Carolina  and  VARGAS LEPE, Karina. Percepción del uso del ultrasonido obstétrico: mitos y hechos. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.2, pp.71-84. ISSN 2215-5287.

It was seek to analyze the applications of US and its validity as a tool on the prediction of the pregnancy outcome. Since US is vital as a diagnostic tool, is very important for patients as well as for physicians to know its reach. Because of these a survey was applied to a hundred pregnant women patients of Adolfo Carit Eva Women’s Hospital. It was observed that the general perception was that obstetric US is mainly used to determine the fetus’s sex and not as a medical indication as it is established. For this reason it is necessary to educate the general population about this method’s limitations.

Keywords : Ultrasound; pregnancy; congenital malformations; prenatal diagnosis.

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