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The variable appearances of fetal gallstones.
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PMID:  1433465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Only four cases of fetal gallstones have been reported previously, which implies that this condition is rare. Gallstones in children have been reported more frequently, and it may be that some of these are present in fetal life. Over a 12 month period in this department, seven cases of gallstones or sludge were seen within the fetal gallbladder. The variable appearances of fetal cholelithiasis are described and the possible causes discussed. Fetal gallstones may not be as rare as indicated by the paucity of cases in the literature.
K J Devonald; D A Ellwood; P B Colditz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-11     Completed Date:  1992-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Fetal and Perinatal Medicine, King George V Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cholelithiasis / epidemiology,  ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / epidemiology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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