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Prenatal diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypoplasia in fraternal twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20033995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary pulmonary hypoplasia is a rare, usually lethal, condition presenting only after birth without other congenital abnormalities. We describe the first case of fraternal twins diagnosed prenatally with primary pulmonary hypoplasia. Both had diffuse hypoplasia of the pulmonary arteries initially identified by fetal echocardiography and confirmed at autopsy following termination. These cases permit examination of the histopathology of this disease in the fetal stage of development.
S Chen; P C Ursell; I Adatia; A A Hislop; P Giannikopoulos; L K Hornberger
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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:  35     ISSN:  1469-0705     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced
Diseases in Twins / ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Lung / abnormalities,  embryology,  ultrasonography*
Prenatal Diagnosis
Twins, Dizygotic

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