Very echogenic amniotic fluid: ultrasonography-amniocentesis correlation.

  title={Very echogenic amniotic fluid: ultrasonography-amniocentesis correlation.},
  author={Douglas L. Brown and M R Polger and Patrick K. Clark and Bryann S Bromley and Peter M. Doubilet},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  volume={13 2},
Very echogenic amniotic fluid has been variably attributed to meconium, blood, or vernix caseosa. However, most previous reports have been case reports, and most cases have not had proof by amniocentesis. In a larger series of patients with proof by amniocentesis, we sought to determine the relative frequency of these substances as causes of very echogenic amniotic fluid. We retrospectively identified obstetric sonograms in which the amniotic fluid was homogeneously filled with innumerable… CONTINUE READING