E. Del Corral

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To assess the clinical significance of varix of the intraabdominal portion of the umbilical vein, we reviewed 10 cases diagnosed prenatally by ultrasonography at a median gestational age of 27 weeks. A comprehensive anatomic survey and serial follow-up scans were performed in each case. All three fetuses with associated anomalies died in utero, and prenatal(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses with open neural tube defects (NTD) undergoing prenatal chromosome analysis. The role of prenatal ultrasound in detecting those with an underlying chromosomal abnormality was also investigated. METHODS Over a 6-year period, 144 fetuses with open NTD underwent prenatal(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal differential diagnosis of fetal scalp cystic masses is challenging and mainly includes small meningoceles and epidermal cysts. CASE A second-trimester anatomy scan revealed an extracranial cystic mass measuring 17 × 12 × 10 mm in the fetal occipital region. Three-dimensional datasets were obtained transabdominally and off-line analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a multicenter experience with intrafetal alcohol chemosclerosis in the treatment of pregnancies complicated with the twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence. METHODS Percutaneous injection of 1- 2 ml of absolute alcohol into the intra-abdominal segment of the single umbilical artery was performed in 8 acardiac twins. Cases were(More)
OBJECTIVES Prenatal diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) anomalies by 2-dimensional sonography is challenging because of difficulties in obtaining complete visualization of the fetal brain during routine examinations, which is necessary for identification of its axial, coronal, and sagittal planes. Three-dimensional (3D) sonography has been introduced(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the value of color flow imaging in the prenatal differentiation of solid placental masses protruding from the fetal surface of the placenta. METHODS Seven pregnancies in which a large solid mass was seen on the fetal surface of the placenta were prospectively studied. Color flow imaging was used to identify vessels within the mass(More)
The purpose of this report is to describe the prenatal sonographic findings in fetuses with hydranencephaly diagnosed during the early stages of disease. Four cases with characteristics of hydranencephaly were retrospectively identified from 2 Latin American fetal medicine referral centers. Information on maternal demographics, sonographic findings,(More)