Published online Sep 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i27.8027
Peer-review started: April 15, 2021
First decision: May 11, 2021
Revised: May 18, 2021
Accepted: July 23, 2021
Article in press: July 23, 2021
Published online: September 26, 2021
Birth defects are abnormalities in the fetal body structure and function that occur in the uterus before delivery.
It is necessary to diagnose birth defects as efficiently and accurately as possible.
This study aimed to determine the application value of ultrasonography examination.
One hundred and thirteen pregnant women suspected of having fetal central nervous system (CNS) malformations at our hospital from December 2018 to October 2020 were examined using two-dimensional ultrasonography and three-dimensional ultrasonography, respectively.
The diagnostic sensitivity (92.41%) and accuracy (91.15%) of three-dimensional ultrasonography were higher than those of two-dimensional ultrasonography (64.56% and 68.14%, respectively).
Three-dimensional ultrasonography has high application value in the diagnosis of fetal CNS malformations.
Screening of birth defects is important in the clinic.