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Clinical challenges in the management of a prenatally diagnosed cloacal malformation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20726999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cloacal dysgenesis sequence is a severe malformation of the primitive cloaca and is characterized by a phallus-like structure, smooth perineum and the absence of genitourinary and anal orifices. It is usually accompanied by oligohydramnios, kidney dysplasia, and pulmonary hypoplasia. We present a case of a 29-year-old woman who was referred at 26 weeks of gestation due to an enlarged fetal abdominal circumference. Investigations revealed the presence of fetal ascites, intrapelvic cysts, calcified meconium, severe oligohydramnios and a 46XX karyotype. Fetal abdominal parecentesis performed on several occasions failed to reduce intra-abdominal pressure. To our knowledge this case represents the first variation of cloacal dysgenesis sequence to contain three dysmorphic structures along with the common findings of this anomaly.
Authors:
Mehtap Khuja; Aria Nouri; Jan Wilczyński; Monika Dzieniecka; Mariusz Grzesiak; Lech Podciechowski; Daria Finke; Agata Majos; Ludomir Stefańczyk; Dorota Nowakowska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital anomalies     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1741-4520     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Anom (Kyoto)     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306292     Medline TA:  Congenit Anom (Kyoto)     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Congenital Anomalies © 2011 Japanese Teratology Society.
Affiliation:
Department of Fetal-Maternal Medicine and Gynecology Department of Pathomorphology Department of Nephrology, Research Institute Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital English Division of the Medical Faculty at the Medical University of Lodz Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Barlicki University Hospital, Lodz, Poland.
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