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Isolated fetal ascites caused by bowel perforation due to colonic atresia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16147839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An isolated fetal ascites is a rare ultrasonographic finding. It is commonly diagnosed in association with fetal genitourinary or gastrointestinal conditions, mainly bowel obstruction. We present the sonographic features and neonatal outcome of a fetus with a large bowel obstruction, perforation and subsequent development of meconium peritonitis, prenatally diagnosed as isolated fetal ascites. A colonic atresia should be also included in the differential diagnosis of isolated fetal ascites.
Geetika Agrawala; Mladen Predanic; Sriram C Perni; Stephen T Chasen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Colon / abnormalities*
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Atresia / complications*,  surgery
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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