Sonographic features of ileal duplication cyst at 12 weeks

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tsan Yuk Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.
Prenatal Diagnosis (Impact Factor: 2.51). 12/2002; 22(12):1067-70. DOI: 10.1002/pd.468
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ABSTRACT Enteric duplication cyst is a congenital abnormality that is believed to arise from abnormal recanalization of the bowel during embryogenesis. Previous reports suggest that the condition may be suspected prenatally by sonographic demonstration of an intra-abdominal cystic mass in the second and third trimesters. We present the sonographic features of a fetus with ileal duplication cyst at 12 weeks of gestation, which show that the condition may present in the first trimester of pregnancy.

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