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ALPHA -FETOPROTEIN; Causes for increased maternal serum AFP during pregnancy

MAJOR CAUSES- ”TOLD” Testicular tumor Obituary (fetal death) Liver: hepatomas Defects (neural tube defects) ”Increased Maternal Serum Alpha Feto Protein”: Intestinal obstruction Multiple gestation/ Miscalculation of gestational age/ Myeloschisis Spina bifida cystica Anencephaly/ Abdominal wall defect Fetal death Placental abruption

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Fetal heart rate

Deceleration causes “VEAL CHOP” Variable decels: Cord compressionEarly decels: Head compressionAccelerations: OKLate decels: uteroplacental insufficiency  Write VEAL in the 1st column and CHOP in the 2nd column of a table

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