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We encountered one case of duodenal atresia complicated by massive intrauterine hemorrhage due to the perforation of an umbilical cord ulceration (UCU). UCU is an extremely rare complication in the perinatal period. Although the prenatal diagnosis of upper intestinal atresia has been established, little is known about the association between UCU and upper(More)
AIM To evaluate the relationship between cervical length (CL) and obstetrical outcome in women with placenta previa. MATERIAL AND METHODS   Eighty uncomplicated, singleton pregnancies with an antenatally diagnosed previa were categorized based on CL of over 30mm (n=60) or 30mm or less (n=20). A retrospective chart review was then performed for these cases(More)
We report a case of preeclampsia associated with hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome and concomitant nonbiliary acute pancreatitis and cholecystitis in the first postpartum day. A thorough investigation ruled out known etiologies of both pancreatitis and cholecystitis. Following conservative treatment, the patient's(More)
BACKGROUND Micrognathia is a facial malformation characterized by mandibular hypoplasia and a small, receding chin that fails to maintain the tongue in a forward position. We previously reported a system of prenatal screening that we developed to identify fetuses with compromised central nervous system function by observing fetal behavior. In this paper we(More)
OBJECTIVE Fetal congenital complete heart block (CHB) is irreversible and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Anti-SS-A antibodies in the maternal sera are involved in its pathogenesis; however, the predictive value of the antibody titer and its role in prediction of this complication are controversial. The aim of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the maternal predictive factors for fetal congenital heart block (CHB) in pregnancy in mothers positive for anti-SS-A antibodies. METHODS The Research Team for Surveillance of Autoantibody-Exposed Fetuses and Treatment of Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus, the Research Program of the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, performed(More)
Persistent truncus arteriosus is an uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly. In most patients, this condition is not diagnosed prior to birth. We report a case in which this uncommon cardiac anomaly was diagnosed prenatally using wide-band Doppler imaging. When diagnosing fetal truncus arteriosus, sonologists should carefully search for the origin of the main(More)