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AMNIOSCOPY

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The insertion of a viewing instrument (amnioscope) through the abdominal wall into the pregnant UTERUS to examine the inside of the amniotic sac (see AMNION). The growing FETUS can be viewed directly and its condition and sex assessed without disturbing the pregnancy. The amniotic sac may also be viewed late in pregnancy through the cervix or neck of the womb using an instrument called the fetoscope.

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