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20th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

With over 1900 delegates attending the Congress in Prague from 10-14 October 2010, we are delighted to report that this was one of the most successful ISUOG events ever! Our congratulations and thanks go our to all delegates, presenters and invited speakers who helped to make this such an excellent Congress.

Photographs from the Prague congress are now online via our Facebook page. Please click here to see some of our Congress photo albums.

Further acknowledgement must also be given to all those who won awards at the Congress for their presentations. The 2010 winners are as follows:

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Top 5 Abstracts winner:

Analysis of brain structure by MRI and neurodevelopment in preterm born infants with and without IUGR at 12–18 months of age (OC 01.04&5) 

M. Sanz-Cortes (Spain)
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Alfred Kratochwil award:

Intra- and inter-observer agreement in the assessment of three-dimensional ultrasound volumes of adnexal masses using IOTA criteria (OC19.02)

P. Sladkevicius (Sweden)
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Young Investigator prize:

Vascular properties and vascular function at early school age following IUGR with abnormal fetal blood flow and very preterm birth (OC22.05)

J. Brodszki (Sweden)

Best Oral Communications:

The following free communications, presented during the 20th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, were each selected as the best oral communication presentation in their subject area. Selection was according to a combination of the anonymous peer-review score for abstracts in advance of the Congress and the scores for presentation and/or scientific merit allocated on-site by a panel of judges.

Full abstracts to these titles may be found in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2010; 36, Suppl. 1. The authors’ valuable contribution to the scientific program is gratefully acknowledged.

CNS

Early (15-20 week) ultrasound findings in type-2 cobblestone cortex lissencephaly (OC12.07)

A. Toi 1, K. Fong1, D. Chitayat2, P. Shannon4, S. Blaser3

1Medical Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical Genetics, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Neuroradiology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 4Neuropathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Early pregnancy

Risk factors for tubal versus non-tubal ectopic pregnancies: a multicentre case series (OC04.03)

H.L. May-Miller 1, C. Bottomley2, E. Kirk3, K. Hayes1, C. Stalder3, D. Timmerman4, T. Bourne3

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. George's Hospital, University of London, London, United Kingdom; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, United Kingdom; 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospitals, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Fetal anomalies

Maxillary protrusion in fetuses with facial clefts, measured with the MNM angle (OC24.03)

E. de Jong-Pleij 1, L.R. Pistorius2, L.S. Ribbert1, E. Tromp1, C.M. Bilardo3

1St. Antonius Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Fetal growth

Axonal loss and cognitive outcome at five years in term small-for-gestational age infants with normal umbilical artery (OC01.06)

D. Oros 1,4, S. Valle3,4, H. Tuquet4, V. Pueyo2,4, N. Güerri2,4, P. Ventura3,4

1Obstetrics Department, Hospital Clinico Universitario Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; 2Opthalmology, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain; 3Pediatrics, Hospital Clinico Universitario Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; 4Psicology, Aragon Health Science Institute, Zaragoza, Spain

Fetal heart

Fetal interrupted aortic arch: 2D-4D echocardiography, associations and outcome (OC02.03)

V. De Robertis 1, G. Rembouskos1, G. Campobasso1, A. Tempesta1, N. Volpe2, P. Volpe1

1Fetal Medicine Unit Di Venere and Sarcone Hospitals, ASL BA, Bari, Italy; 2I Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Policlinico, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Fetal therapy

Childhood cardiac function following severe fetal red cell isoimmunization (OC20.05)

J.E. Dickinson 1,3, J. Sharpe2, T. Warner3, E. Nathan3, L. D'Orsogna2

1The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia; 2Children's Cardiac Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA, Australia; 3Women and Infants Research Foundation, Perth, WA, Australia

General gynecology

Rectal deep endometriosis: transrectal approach with transvaginal probe to assess the infiltration of rectal mucosa (OC10.01)

C. Exacoustos, E. Zupi, B. Szabolcs, V. Romeo, C. Amoroso, M. Romanini, D. Arduini

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

Gynecology screening

Expectant management for sonographically benign cysts in asymptomatic premenopausal women: long term follow-up study (OC21.01)

J. Alcazar 1, B. Olartecoechea1, S. Guerriero2, S. Ajossa2, G. Melis2, M. Jurado1

1Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; 2Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, University of Cagliari, Ospedale San Giovanni di Dio, Cagliari, Italy

Imaging in oncology

Ultrasound evaluation in preoperative assessment of extension of disease and prediction of optimal cytoreduction in ovarian cancer: a prospective trial (OC27.04)

A.C. Testa 1 , M. Ludovisi1, M. Malaggese2, A. Di Legge1, F. Mascilini1, M. Durante2, I. Vercillo2, B. Virgilio1, G. Scambia1, G. Ferrandina2

1Gynecology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; 2Gynecology Department, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso, Italy

Imaging technologies

Placental and fetal oxygenation assessment in a rat model of intra uterine growth restriction with BOLD contrast in MRI (OC11.01)

A. Sabine1,2, B. Deloison1,2, S. Nathalie2,3, C. Charles-Andre2,3, V. Yves1,2, C. Olivier2,3, L.J. Salomon1,2

1Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France; 2INSERM, U970, Paris Cardiovascular Research Center - PARCC, Paris, France; 3Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

SPIO-enhanced MR imaging study of placental perfusion in a rat model of intrauterine growth restriction (OC11.02)

B. Deloison1,2, S. Aimot1,2, N. Siauve2,4, D. Balvay2,3, R. Thiam2,3, C. Cuenod2,4, Y. Ville1,3, O. Clement2,4, L.J. Salomon1,2

1Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France; 2INSERM, U970, Paris Cardiovascular Research Center - PARCC, Paris, France; 3Université Paris Descartes, UMR-S970, Paris, France; 4Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Maternal fetal Doppler

High-amplitude inspiratory movement in the fetus obstructs the inferior vena cava (IVC) enhancing upper body gas transport (OC18.02)

M.K. Nyberg 1, S.L. Johnsen2, T. Kiserud1,2

1University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; 2Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Multiple pregnancy

Incidence and clinical implications of unintended septostomy after fetoscopic laser therapy for twin– twin transfusion syndrome (OC07.05)

R. Cruz-Martinez 1, T. Van Mieghem2, L. Lewi2, E. Eixarch1, J. Deprest2, E. Gratacós1

1Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Obstetrical management

A new method for prediction of preterm birth (PTB): fetal zone enlargement (OC17.03)

O.M. Turan1, S. Turan1, E.F. Funai2, I. Buhimschi2, C. Harman1, J. Copel2, A. Baschat1

1Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Department of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Ovarian pathology

Ultrasound in diagnosis of new and recurrent borderline ovarian tumors (OC01.03)

D. Fischerova 1, D. Franchi2, A. Testa3, L.I. Valentin4, L. Savelli5, A. Lissoni6, R. Fruscio6, C. Van Holsbeke10,7, E. De Jonge7, S. VanHuffel8, T. Bourne10,9, B. Van Calster8, F. Amant10, D. Timmerman10

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncogynecological Center, Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic; 2Dt.ssa Ginecologic Oncology Unit, Division of Gynecology, IEO, Milano, Italy; 3Istituto di Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden; 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine Unit, University Hospital of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; 6Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Ospedale S. Gerardo, Università di Milano, Monza, Italy; 7Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk, Belgium; 8Department of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium; 9Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; 10Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium

Pelvic floor

Association between transperineal ultrasound findings and anal incontinence in a follow-up study of anal sphincter tears (OC16.01)

D.V. Valsky, S.M. Cohen, M. Lipschuetz, B. Messing, R. Drai-Hassid, D. Hochner-Celnikier, S. Yagel

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

Reproductive medicine

Assessment of endometrial and subendometrial blood flow in women undergoing frozen embryo replacement and its relationship to conception (OC13.03)

A. Nandi, K. Jayaprakasan, J. Clewes, N. Raine-Fenning

School of Clinical Sciences, Division of Human Development, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Screening for aneuploidy

Increased nuchal translucency and normal karyotype: perinatal and pediatric outcome at 2 years of age (OC06.05)

R. Mula 1, A. Goncé1, M. Arigita1, M. Bennàsar1, F. Botet2, A. Borrell1, E. Gratacós1

1Obstetrícia i Ginecologia, ICGON, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; 2Neonatologia ICGON., Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Uterine pathology

Differentiation of uterine pathology by transvaginal elastography: preliminary results (OC08.01)

J. Veldman 1, C. Van Holsbeke1, E. Werbrouck1, T. Bourne1,2, D. Timmerman1

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University Hospitals K.U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 2Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, United Kingdom

Best Short Oral Presentations (oral posters):

The following free short oral presentations, made during the 20th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, were each selected as the best oral poster presentations in their subject area. Selection was according to a combination of the anonymous peer-review score for abstracts in advance of the Congress and the scores for presentation and/or scientific merit allocated on-site by a panel of judges.

Full abstracts to these titles may be found in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2010; 36, Suppl. 1. The authors’ valuable contribution to the scientific program is gratefully acknowledged.

CNS

How accurate is the offline analysis of 3D volume datasets in the diagnosis of fetal brain abnormalities? (OP25.01)

M. Salman1,2, H. Mousa1, P. Twining1, D.K. James1, M. Momtaz2, M. Aboulghar2, A. el-Sheikhah2, G.J. Bugg1

1Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom; 2Cairo University Hospitals Fetal Medicine Unit, Cairo, Egypt

Early pregnancy

Can we avoid laparoscopy in most ectopic pregnancies? The experience of our Early Pregnancy Unit (OP02.08)

D. Alhamdan 1, T. Bignardi1, J. Riemke1, I.V. Casikar1, S. Reid1, M. Mongelli2, G. Condous1

1Acute Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 2Women and Children's Health, Nepean Clinical School, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Fetal anomalies

Sonographic estimation of fetal head circumference - how accurate are we? (OP18.01)

N. Melamed, A. Ben-Haroush, Y. Yogev, R. Mashiach, I. Meizner

Rabin Medical Center, Petach-Tikva, Israel

Fetal growth


Cardiovascular parameters in the prediction of mortality in early-onset intrauterine growth restriction (OP01.06)

M.C. Cruz Lemini 1, R. Cruz-Martinez1, T. Van Mieghem2, M. Parra-Cordero3, J. Deprest2, F. Crispi1, E. Gratacós1

1Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ICGON), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; 2Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 3Fetal Medicine Unit, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, ChileFetal heart

Fetal Heart


Learning curve and factors influencing the feasibility of performing fetal echocardiography at the time of the first trimester scan
(OP03.06)

R.S. Abu-Rustum 1, M. Ziade2, S.E. Abu-Rustum3

1Center For Advanced Fetal Care, Tripoli, Lebanon; 2Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon; 3Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Nini Hospital, Tripoli, Lebanon

Fetal therapy

Intrauterine transfusion (IUT) of mesenchymal stem cells in two fetuses with fractures: follow-up to 3 and 4 years of age (OP27.07)

M. Yamamoto 1,2, P. Conget3, T. Anguita2, C. Allers3, E. Testart2, S. Castillo2, C. Gothestrom4, K. Le Blanc4, C. Crain5, A. Insunza1,2

1Hospital Padre Hurtado, Facultad de Medicina CAS-UDD, Santiago, Chile; 2Clínica Aleman de Santiago, Facultad de Medicina CAS-UDD, Santiago, Chile; 3Unidad de Investigación, Facultad de Medicina CAS-UDD, Santiago, Chile; 4Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Switzerland; 5DNA Matrix Diagnostics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

General gynecology

Prediction of the need for morcellation at total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) from pre-operative 3D volumetric ultrasound-estimated uterine weight and parity (OP11.03)

M. Mongelli, I.V. Casikar, J. Riemke, S. Reid, D. Alhamdan, T. Bignardi, G. Condous

Early Pregnancy, Acute Gynaecology and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Gynecology screening

The normal width of the uterine cavity: does it vary with age, gravidity and parity? (OP35.01)

B.R. Benacerraf1,2, T.D. Shipp1,2, J. Lyons1,2, B. Bromley1,2

1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Imaging in oncology 

Ultrasound characteristics of non-genital abdomino-pelvic tumors (OP31.06)

M. Zikan, D. Fischerova, I. Pinkavova, D. Cibula

Oncogynecologic Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles University - First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Imaging technologies

Comparison of nuchal translucency measurements using 3D Auto biometry package-NT, 2D and 3D ultrasound (OP20.03)

H. Cho 1, Y. Park1, Y. Kim1, K. Lee2, J. Kim2, S. Kim2, J. Kwon1

1Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 2Medison Research and Development Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Maternal fetal Doppler

Venous liver blood flow and regulation of human fetal growth: evidence from macrosomic fetuses (OP24.03)

J. Kessler 1,2, S. Rasmussen1,2, K. Godfrey3, M. Hanson3, T. Kiserud1,2

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway; 2Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; 3University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Multiple pregnancy

Impact of selective laser photocoagulation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome on myocardial deformation: strain and strain rate in the donor and recipient (OP06.09)

S. Zeng1, Z. Tian1, M. Bebbington2, M. Johnson2, J. Rychik1

1Fetal Heart Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 2Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Obstetrical management

Outcome of patients with short cervico-isthmic distance (cervist) at first trimester (OP13.03)

L.J. Salomon, J. Stirnemann, M. Essaoui, E. Spaggiari, J. Bernard, V. Yves

Maternité Necker, Université Paris Descartes. AP-HP, Paris, France

Ovarian pathology

Sonographic follow-up of unilocular >5cm and multilocular ovarian cysts <7cm in post-menopausal women: preliminary results (OP21.05)

F. Leone, A. Crepaldi, G. Tosi, C. Marciante, I. Cetin

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, DSC L. Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Pelvic floor

Unexpectedly high levator avulsion rates in a tertiary referral urogynecological service (OP26.10)

V.H. Eisenberg, M. Alcalay, A. Jakobson-Setton, R. Achiron, E. Schiff

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel

Placental pathology

Screening for placenta accreta by ultrasound in the first trimester (OP30.03)

J. Stirnemann, S. Forner, J. Bernard, V. Yves

Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, GHU Necker-Enfants Malades, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France

Reproductive medicine

Assessing the reliability and validity of 3D crown–rump length measurements (OP16.02)

S. Sur, K. Jayaprakasan, M. Batcha, C. Voltolina, J. Clewes, B. Winter, N. Cash, N. Raine-Fenning

NURTURE, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Screening of aneuploidy

Variability of ultrasound measurements with different machine/probe combinations assessed using a phantom: implications for NT screening (OP17.04)

R.G. Axell 1, C. Lynch2, T. Chudleigh3, J. Mangat1, P. White1, C. Lees2

1Clinical Engineering Department, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2Fetal Medicine Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 3Rosie Ultrasound Department, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Uterine pathology

Focused ultrasound surgery for conservative fibroids treatment (OP07.10)

H.M. Marret 1, A. Bleuzen3, F. Patat2, F. Tranquart3

1Gynécologie, CHU Bretonneau, Tours Cedex 1, France; 2CIT 806 Ultrasons Radiopharmaceutiques, Inserm-CHRU de Tours, Tours, France; 3Ultrasons, Pole d’imagerie CHU Bretonneau, Tours, France