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Prenatal diagnosis of intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17252528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The appearance of polyhydramnios and dilated bowel loops on prenatal sonographic examination usually implies mechanical obstruction. The prognosis is variable, depending on the etiology. Congenital pseudo-obstruction, a potentially lethal disease, comprises a group of disorders characterized by intestinal obstruction in the absence of an anatomic lesion. This report focuses on the prenatal diagnosis of intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and two cases of transient congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction in one family are described. In both, the prenatal sonographic presentation was of small bowel obstruction. In one case there was postnatal suspicion of neurogenic bladder, and in the other there was unilateral hydronephrosis. The sonographic appearance of intestinal pseudo-obstruction is similar to that of mechanical obstruction. The clues to the prenatal diagnosis of pseudo-obstruction include associated urinary tract abnormalities and a family history of pseudo-obstruction.
Authors:
O Shen; M S Schimmel; R Eitan; S Granovsky-Grisaru; R R Rabinowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-30     Completed Date:  2007-11-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2007 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Jerusalem, Israel. orishen@netvision.net.il
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  genetics
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / congenital,  diagnosis*,  genetics
Pedigree
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods

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