Sonographic assessment of the extra-abdominal fetal small bowel in gastroschisis: a retrospective longitudinal study in relation to prenatal complications.

@article{Heinig2008SonographicAO,
  title={Sonographic assessment of the extra-abdominal fetal small bowel in gastroschisis: a retrospective longitudinal study in relation to prenatal complications.},
  author={Joerg Heinig and Volker M{\"u}ller and Ralf Schmitz and Kerstin Lohse and Walter Klockenbusch and Johannes Steinhard},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={109-14}
}
OBJECTIVE An explorative retrospective study following a case-series of fetuses with isolated gastroschisis, to evaluate if small-bowel dilatation may be indicative for emerging obstetric complications. The secondary aim was to establish preliminary normative curves for the external diameter and wall thickness of eventerated fetal small bowel in gastroschisis during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Fourteen fetuses with isolated gastroschisis were followed at… CONTINUE READING