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Diagnosis of fetal anterior abdominal wall defects by use of ultrasonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1831447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Omphalocele and gastroschisis involve protrusion of intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall. It is important to differentiate between the two because of a difference in the incidence of associated anomalies and of chromosomal abnormalities. The distinguishing characteristics are the location of umbilical cord insertion, the echogenicity of the contents of the protruding mass and, usually, the presence or absence of a sac surrounding the mass. Early detection is critical so that decisions can be made about the possibility of surgical correction and the outcome of the pregnancy. We describe an omphalocele detected by ultrasonography in the 20th week of gestation during a routine prenatal check-up.
B F Schwartz; R L Nelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0098-6151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-24     Completed Date:  1991-09-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-4, 587-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / abnormalities*
Congenital Abnormalities / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fetal Diseases / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Hernia, Umbilical / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*,  standards

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