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Prenatal diagnosis of intrathoracic stomach (gastric herniation).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15750910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrathoracic stomach is a rare and serious congenital abnormality. The anomaly may be complicated by gastric volvulus and can lead to ischemic gastric infarction in the neonate. If diagnosed antenatally, neonatal management can be planned in advance so as to reduce morbidity. This anomaly must be differentiated from the more common congenital diaphragmatic hernia, as associated pulmonary hypoplasia is common in the latter and rare with gastric herniation. We report an infant born to a mother with Marfan's syndrome with the antenatal diagnosis of intrathoracic stomach. The ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging features of this congenital abnormality are described. A review of the literature would indicate that this is the first case report of gastric volvulus diagnosed in utero.
Ali Al-Assiri; N Wiseman; M Bunge
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-07     Completed Date:  2006-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E15-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Surgery Department, Children's Hospital, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2N 3W9, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Hernia, Hiatal / congenital,  etiology,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Marfan Syndrome / complications*
Pregnancy Complications
Stomach Volvulus / congenital,  etiology,  ultrasonography*
Thorax / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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