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First trimester ultrasound diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18001456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare structural defect, usually diagnosed in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. We present here a case of left-sided diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed at 12 weeks of gestation and a short review of published reports on first trimester diagnosis of this defect. Ultrasound diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia cases, with early herniation of the viscera in the thorax, is feasible during the first trimester. The prerequisite is the systematic examination of the fetal anatomy. Hallmarks of the diagnosis, in the first trimester as well as later in pregnancy, are the presence of the stomach, bowel or liver in the chest, and the shift of the mediastinum. Early diagnosis of this defect is essential. This will allow timely intervention and appropriate management, following extensive parental counseling.
George Daskalakis; Eleftherios Anastasakis; Athena Souka; Asimina Manoli; Chrisovalandis Koumpis; Aris Antsaklis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  870-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandra Maternity Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / congenital,  ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Trimester, First*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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