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Outcomes for fetal echogenic bowel during the second trimester ultrasound.
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PMID:  20059439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between fetal echogenic bowel (FEB) during the second trimester and perinatal outcome.
METHODS: A retrospective chart review of FEB during the second trimester over 3 years.
RESULTS: A total of 56 women were identified of 9067 screened (0.6%) women. Forty-seven agreed to genetic counseling (84%). Of those, 22 (39%) agreed to an amniocentesis. There were three cases of trisomy 21, one case of trisomy 18 and one case of fetal CMV infection. Twelve fetuses had an adverse outcome (21%), with only three of them having an echogenic bowel as the only finding.
CONCLUSIONS: In our study, almost 80% of the fetuses had an uncomplicated perinatal outcome. FEB was present as the only finding in only 5% of the fetuses with an adverse outcome. A potential association with placental abnormalities and a low prevalence of viral infections was observed. These findings may be of use in counseling parents.
Jesus I Iruretagoyena; Heather Bankowsky; Timothy Heiser; Laura Birkeland; Margo Grady; Dinesh Shah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
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:  23     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-14     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1271-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chromosome Aberrations
Echogenic Bowel / epidemiology,  genetics,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Pregnancy Trimester, Second*
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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