Antenatal aspects of foetal thymus formation in case of various gestation types

26 January 2011
Written by Kolesnikova S.M., Levcova E.A., Grebenyak O.A.

  UDK: 618733:612.438:618.29 | Pages: 66–68 | Read full textDownload PDF 


The ultrasound method allows studying the foetal thymus formation in case of various gestation types and identifying that the pathological course of pregnancy affects the thymus gland development. The parameters of foetuses in pregnant women with gestational toxicosis reliably increase those of the control group by pregnancy trimesters. In foetuses developing under threatened miscar‑riage by the II trimester the volume of this organ exceeded the parameters of those of control group, and by the III trimester there was a reduction of the thymus gland compared to the control group.

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S.M. Kolesnikova, E.A. Levcova
Postgraduate Institute for Public Health Workers (9 Krasnodarskaya St. Khabarovsk 680009 Russian Federation) 
E.A. Levcova, O.A. Grebenyak
Perinatal Centre (85 Istomina St. Khabarovsk 680028 Russian Federation)

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