Fetal echogenic bowel: parameters to be considered in differential diagnosis.

  title={Fetal echogenic bowel: parameters to be considered in differential diagnosis.},
  author={Ali M Strocker and Rosalinde Johanna Maria Snijders and Dru E Carlson and Naomi H Greene and Kimberly D. Gregory and Catherine A Walla and Lawrence D. Platt},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  volume={16 6},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the extent that associated findings aid in the differential diagnosis and/or prognosis of fetal echogenic bowel. METHODS Medical history, obstetric records and outcome details were examined for 131 consecutive pregnancies with fetal hyperechogenic bowel. RESULTS In 62 (47%) cases, there were no visible anomalies other than hyperechogenic bowel and no evidence of growth restriction. This group included four (7%) pregnancies with Down syndrome, 15 (24%) with infection… CONTINUE READING


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