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Quantitative three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound predicts the outcome of placental chorioangioma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15287061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship of large and vascularized chorioangiomas to adverse pregnancy outcome is well recognized. We present a patient with a large placental tumor and signs of impending fetal cardiac failure. The angioarchitecture of the tumor depicted by three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound enabled us to accurately diagnose a placental chorioangioma. During the follow-up period, quantitative flow data obtained using 3D power Doppler indicated altered hemodynamics in the tumor and concomitant improvement in the condition of the fetus, enabling us to manage the mother conservatively. Spontaneous delivery occurred at 38 weeks without any complications. This report demonstrates the potential value of 3D power Doppler in prenatal diagnosis and monitoring of pregnancies complicated by large, vascularized chorioangioma.
J C Shih; T L Ko; M C Lin; M K Shyu; C N Lee; F J Hsieh
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:  24     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-02     Completed Date:  2004-09-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 ISUOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Placenta Diseases / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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