In the 1880s embryologists demonstrated the utility of physical models of embryonic specimens. 130 years later, 3D printing is within the reach of everyone with a modern computer. This editorial explains the potential of 3D printing and includes a step-by-step guide to 3D printing fetal ultrasound volumes, including normal and abnormal fetal hearts.
Accompanying video: Ultrasound‐based three‐dimensional printed medical model for multispecialty team surgical rehearsal prior to fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair
New UOG Journal video clip illustrating an ultrasound-based 3D multimaterial printing of a patient-matched medical model to prepare a surgical team for fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair in order to improve complex surgical skills.
Sliding sign in third‐trimester sonographic evaluation of intra‐abdominal adhesions in women undergoing repeat Cesarean section: a novel technique
Watch a video clip illustrating a simple sonographic marker, the ‘sliding sign’ of the uterus, in the third trimester, which maybe able to discriminate between high and low risk for intra‐abdominal adhesions in women with a history of Cesarean delivery.
Watch the video abstract of a study by Lapa and colleagues describing their clinical experience with a percutaneous fetoscopic technique using a bilaminar skin substitute over a biocellulose patch for the prenatal correction of large open spina bifida in which skin approximation was not possible
Watch this video accompanying the ISUOG Practice Guideline on intrapartum ultrasound, providing guidance to practitioners on when ultrasound in labor is clinically indicated and how the sonographic findings may affect labor management.
Watch the video abstract of a study by Tan and colleagues from Prof. Nicolaides’ group, showing that first-trimester screening for pre-eclampsia by maternal factors and biomarkers identifies a high proportion of cases of preterm SGA that can be prevented by the prophylactic use of aspirin.
Watch this video accompanying an Original Article by Youssef et al., illustrating the linear and curved techniques for three-dimensional reconstruction of the levator ani muscle.
Watch this video accompanying a Picture of the Month Article by Ito et al., illustrating normal and abnormal fetal cardiac structures reconstructed using HDlive Flow, HDlive Flow silhouette mode and STIC.
Watch this video accompanying an Original Article by Fischerova et al., demonstrating ultrasound evaluation of peritoneal carcinomatosis in the pelvis and upper and middle abdomen, in addition to metastatic inguinal and retroperitoneal lymph nodes.
Vaginal progesterone decreases preterm birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality in women with a twin gestation and a short cervix: an updated meta‐analysis of individual patient data
Watch the video summary of an updated meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from Romero et al. on vaginal progesterone in women with a twin gestation and short cervix. Treatment was found to reduce risk of preterm birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality in these pregnancies.