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Umbilical cord cysts: evaluation with different 3-dimensional sonographic modes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20103800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this series was to determine whether the use of different 3-dimensional (3D) sonographic modes allows better definition of umbilical cord cysts and pseudocysts in utero. METHODS: Two cases of umbilical cord cysts and 1 of a pseudocyst were analyzed and compared with 2-dimensional (2D), 3D, angiopower Doppler, tomographic ultrasound imaging (TUI), virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL), and automatic volume calculation (AVC) sonographic modes. All cases were followed during pregnancy. A karyotype analysis was also obtained. RESULTS: Three-dimensional sonography, TUI, and VOCAL allowed clear visualization and evaluation of the sizes, locations, and numbers of umbilical cord cysts. A clear differentiation between a pseudocyst and the yolk sac was obtained with AVC and angiopower Doppler sonography. The 3D sonographic surface mode allowed better visualization of other accompanying fetal malformations. CONCLUSIONS: Three-dimensional sonography allows for a more accurate diagnosis and provides a clearer visualization of malformations than 2D imaging. Cysts and pseudocysts can be defined much more accurately by using the different modes described here.
Francisco Bonilla; Francisco Raga; Esperanza Villalaiz; Newton Osborne; Juan Carlos Castillo; Fernando Bonilla-Musoles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-05-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Valencia School of Medicine, Blasco Iba?ez 17, 46011 Valencia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography / methods*
Umbilical Cord / ultrasonography*
Urachal Cyst / ultrasonography*
Young Adult

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