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Prenatal sonographic characteristics and Doppler blood flow study in a case of a large fetal mediastinal teratoma.
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PMID:  9589147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although fetal mediastinal teratomas may result in respiratory distress in the neonatal period and lead to perinatal mortality, they are rarely diagnosed prenatally. Furthermore, their impact on fetal hemodynamics has never been described. We report a case of a large fetal mediastinal teratoma prenatally visualized at 38 weeks' gestation by both two- and three- dimensional ultrasound. We also describe the associated changes in the Doppler flow velocimetry, namely, a decrease in cardiac output, prolonged acceleration time in the pulmonary artery and an increase in the umbilical artery S/D ratio. The baby was well at the 5-month follow-up after an operation in the neonatal period. From our case, we believe that accurate prenatal diagnosis and assessment by two- and three-dimensional ultrasound as well as Doppler flow velocimetry may contribute to a better perinatal outcome.
R I Liang; P Wang; F M Chang; C H Chang; C H Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-08     Completed Date:  1998-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Fetus / blood supply
Infant, Newborn
Mediastinal Neoplasms / ultrasonography*
Teratoma / ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Comment In:
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Nov;12(5):369-70   [PMID:  9819879 ]

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