Ultrasound diagnosis and management of fetal intestinal obstruction and volvulus in utero

N. Samuel, D. Dicker, D. Feldberg, J. A. Goldman

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Abstract

A case has been described in which the diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction of the fetal small bowel was made antenatally with the aid of ultrasonography. Ceasarean section was done in the 34th week of pregnancy. One hour after birth ileostomy and colostomy were performed after resection of a volvulus in the terminal ileum. Two months later the ileostomy and colostomy were closed, and the baby is doing well. The importance of precise diagnosis of the anomaly in utero is emphasized to avoid unjustified termination of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antenatal ultrasound
  • Antenatal volvulus in fetus
  • Correctable fetal anomaly

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