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Paulo Renato Marcelo Moscardi, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Marcos Figueiredo Mello, Cristovao Machado Barbosa, Bruno Nicolino Cezarino, Lorena Marçalo Oliveira, Francisco Tibor Dénes, Miguel Srougi
INTRODUCTION: Horseshoe kidney occurs in 1 per 400-800 live births and are more frequently observed in males (M:F 2:1). Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is commonly associated with horseshoe kidneys. The variable blood supply, presence of the isthmus and high insertion of the ureter contribute to this problem. CASE REPORT: An asymptomatic 6 year-old boy presented with antenatal hydronephrosis. Ultrasonography and CT scan demonstrated left UPJO associated with a horseshoe kidney...
October 20, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
C T Lau, A Kan, N Shek, P Tam, K K Y Wong
BACKGROUND: Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is an increasingly recognized disease with potential mortality. Owing to limited published studies, the true incidence is yet to be determined. We carried out this prospective study with the aim to estimate its true incidence on a population basis. METHODS: An antenatal ultrasonography program was implemented since 2009. Fetuses with suspected intra-thoracic lesions were monitored by regular follow-ups...
October 21, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Annah Lane, Ling Lee, Donna Traves, Andreas Lee
INTRODUCTION: The antenatal diagnosis of open spina bifida (OSB), a neural tube defect, is predominantly made at the second trimester morphology scan by ultrasound detection of structural abnormalities resulting from the associated Chiari II malformation. Evidence has emerged suggesting that these structural abnormalities can be detected earlier, by examination of the posterior fossa as part of the first trimester nuchal translucency scan. In particular, absence of the intra-cranial translucency (IT) of the fourth ventricle has shown promise as a diagnostic marker of OSB, although the sensitivity and specificity of this finding varies widely in the literature...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Amanda Bye, Jill Shawe, Judith Stephenson, Debra Bick, Nataliya Brima, Nadia Micali
OBJECTIVE: Being underweight at pregnancy commencement is associated with a range of adverse maternal and infant outcomes, as is being overweight or obese, yet it is an aspect of maternal health which has been relatively neglected by healthcare professionals and researchers. We aimed to investigate differences in pre-pregnancy and pregnancy healthy lifestyle advice routinely offered by relevant healthcare professionals, including midwives and GPs, to women across three different BMI categories - underweight, normal, and overweight or obese...
September 23, 2016: Midwifery
Hemanshoo Sudhir Thakkar, Jonathan Durell, Subhasis Chakraborty, Bianca-Lea Tingle, Arnwald Choi, Darren J Fowler, Steve J Gould, Lawrence Impey, Kokila Lakhoo
Congenital airway pulmonary malformations are increasingly being diagnosed, but their management continues to remain controversial. Our approach has been to offer surgery to mitigate the risk of infection and possible malignancy. All patients routinely undergo a CT scan of the chest postnatally and once the diagnosis is confirmed, minimal access surgery is offered. Our anesthetists provide single-lung ventilation to enhance the operative view. We conducted a retrospective review over a 10-year period, during which 91 patients were prenatally suspected to have a cystic lung lesion...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Mariya Angelova, Emil Kovachev, Nikolai Todorov
AIM: The aim of this publication is to present a case of CMV infection during pregnancy, with clinical manifestations of the development of microcephaly and simultaneous dilatation of the 3rd and 4th brain ventricle at 23 weeks gestation. This article discusses the role of ultrasound screening in the second trimester of pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 25-year-old woman with the initials S.K. in her second pregnancy that came to our antenatal Consulting Centre...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Madhavilatha Routhu, Sreedevi Thakkallapelli, Prashanthi Mohan, Nadeem Ahmed
Body stalk anomaly (BSA) and amniotic band syndrome (ABS) are rare similar fetal sporadic polymalformative syndromes of unknown etiology, though there are certain differences between them. BSA is a combination of developmental abnormalities involving neural tube, body wall, and the limbs with persistent extra embryonic coelomic cavity. ABS is characterized by the presence of thin membrane-like strands attached to fetal body parts and causing constrictions and amputations. This is a cohort study involving 32,100 patients who were referred for routine antenatal ultrasound scan...
2016: International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Wei-Hsiu Chiu, Shy-Ming Lee, Tao-Hsin Tung, Xiao-Mei Tang, Ren-Shyan Liu, Ran-Chou Chen
Antenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) is still low even though screening was first introduced over 25 years ago. The purpose of our study was to determine the efficacy of a second-trimester prenatal ultrasonographic method of screening for CHD.From September 2012 to September 2013, the length and width of the fetal ductus venosus were measured sonographically in 1006 singleton fetuses, and the ratio of length to width was calculated. The accuracy of each fetal measurement and Doppler ultrasonography were determined...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Nathaly Quintero-Prigent, Naima Brennetot, Coline Martinot-Lagarde, Malak Fanhy, Frédéric Clavier, Frank Fitoussi, Marion Fiat
Our unit has been providing antenatal consultations for 30 years following the discovery of limb malformation with the fetus. Each of these consultations is specific and carried out by a multi-professional team. It requires a physical and rehabilitation doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, an occupational therapist for upper limb malformation, a physiotherapist for lower malformation and a psychologist. This multidisciplinary consultation is unique because of each pregnancy story, because of each patient life story but also because of the words used by the sonologist when announcing the diagnosis...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Eleftherios Zolotas, Rajesh G Krishnan
Background. We report the case of a male infant whose right kidney migrated to an ectopic position after birth. The migration of a kidney in postnatal life without any symptoms has not been reported in literature so far. Case Presentation. In a series of antenatal and the first postnatal ultrasound scans, the right kidney was normally located within the right renal fossa. During the first 3 months of life, the kidney migrated to a subdiaphragmatic position. This was confirmed on MRI scan. The infant was asymptomatic with normal renal function and blood pressure...
2016: Case Reports in Nephrology
Ambrin Gull Shamas, Karishma Bohara
This work was a retrospective audit of CCAM - 1994 to 2008. A total of 26 cases were identified. Mean gestational age at diagnosis was 20 weeks. All were unilateral and had serial scans. In 31% the lesion resolved, 8% decreased, 42% were unchanged and 4% increased in size. Only one foetus developed hydrops. All were born alive. Of 8 foetuses where the CCAM was thought to have resolved, 6 had persistent lesions (overall sensitivity and PPV of US 64% and 69%, respectively). Computerised tomography performed better than chest X-ray in detecting lesions postnatally (sensitivity 100% vs 88%, PPV 95% vs 78%)...
September 25, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Lee May Ping, Victor Samuel Rajadurai, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Suresh Chandran
OBJECTIVE: To identify the fetal and neonatal imaging characteristics of meconium peritonitis (MP) and their clinical outcome. We also studied the role of prenatal ultrasound (US) in antenatal diagnosis and its use in predicting the need for surgical intervention postnatally. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 18 infants with MP from April 2004 to March 2014. RESULTS: Prenatal US detected MP-related abnormalities in 15/18 (83...
September 21, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Gabriele Tonni, Ida Vito, Marcella Palmisano, Wellington de Paula Martins, Edward Araujo
Introduction Ventriculomegaly (VM) is one the most frequent anomalies detected on prenatal ultrasound. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may enhance diagnostic accuracy and prediction of developmental outcome in newborns. Purpose The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between ultrasound and MRI in fetuses with isolated mild and moderate VM. The secondary aim was to report the neurodevelopmental outcome at 4 years of age. Methods Fetuses with a prenatal ultrasound (brain scan) diagnosis of VM were identified over a 4-year period...
September 9, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
María Del Rosario Tenorio-Guadalupe, Valeria Arsentales-Montalva, Yessabell Sonia Yonz-Buendía, Fabián Fiestas-Saldarriaga, Patricia Pimentel-Álvarez
Germ cell carcinoma during pregnancy is rare. However, its detection has increased due to the use of ultrasound fetal monitoring in the antenatal care program. In this article, we present the case of a Germ cell carcinoma during pregnancy is rare. However, its detection has increased due to the use of ultrasound fetal monitoring in the antenatal care program. In this article, we present the case of a pregnant 27-year-old diagnosed with an adnexal germ cell carcinoma at six weeks of gestation, whose initial approach was local resection (suboptimal cytoreduction)...
2016: Medwave
Nelly Padilla, Peter Fransson, Antonio Donaire, Francesc Figueras, Angela Arranz, Magdalena Sanz-Cortés, Violeta Tenorio, Núria Bargallo, Carme Junqué, Hugo Lagercrantz, Ulrika Ådén, Eduard Gratacós
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects brain development in preterm infants, but little is known about its effects on resting-state functional connectivity. We compared 20 preterm infants, born at <34 weeks of gestation with abnormal antenatal Doppler measurements and birth weights <10th percentile, with 20 appropriate for gestational age preterm infants of similar gestational age and 20 term infants. They were scanned without sedation at 12 months of age and screened for autistic traits at 26 months...
September 6, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
Rebecca McDonald, Ryan Hodges, Michelle Knight, Mark Teoh, Andrew Edwards, Peter Neil, Euan M Wallace, Philip DeKoninck
INTRODUCTION: Monochorionic-diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies are high risk, due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), twin anaemia polycythaemia sequence (TAPS) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). There is limited evidence to guide ultrasound surveillance protocols. Using a retrospective cohort, we aimed to provide insight into the optimal interval of ultrasound surveillance. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of women with MCDA pregnancies who received antenatal care at Monash Medical Centre (January 2011-October 2014)...
August 25, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Charlotte J Marshall, Paul Arundel, Talat Mushtaq, Amaka C Offiah, Rebecca C Pollitt, Nicholas J Bishop, Meena Balasubramanian
Prompt and accurate diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias can play a crucial role in ensuring appropriate counseling and management (both antenatal and postnatal). When a skeletal dysplasia is detected during the antenatal period, especially early in the pregnancy, it can be associated with a poor prognosis. It is important to make a diagnosis in antenatal presentation of skeletal dysplasias to inform diagnosis, predict prognosis, provide accurate recurrence risks, and options for prenatal genetic testing in future pregnancies...
August 23, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Zeinab N Shata, Hager M Abdullah, Samia A Nossier
BACKGROUND: Receiving a diagnosis of a potential fetal anomaly causes severe stress to a pregnant woman. Little is known about the coping strategies used by these women, especially in Egypt. OBJECTIVE: This study explored the coping strategies used by women following unexpected findings in routine antenatal ultrasound scan in Alexandria, Egypt. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A mixed method (convergent parallel) quantitative and qualitative approach was used to target pregnant women at 20-32 weeks of gestation...
June 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
Alexandra Drought, Ruwan Wimalasundera, Susan Holder
The finding of bilateral congenital cataracts in the fetus is rare. We report bilateral congenital cataracts detected during the routine second trimester anomaly scan, which subsequently were found to be associated with other congenital anomalies and the parents opted for a termination of pregnancy. At post-mortem, Muscle-Eye Brain disease or Walker-Warburg Syndrome was considered likely, which are autosomal recessive congenital muscular dystrophy disorders associated with cerebral, cerebellar, muscle and eye anomalies...
August 2015: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Sally Easther, Fali Langdana, Richard Beasley, Dushyant Maharaj, James Entwisle, Peter Abels
AIM: To develop best practice clinical guidelines for the use of ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scanning and computed tomography perfusion angiography (CTPA) in pregnancy and the postpartum period. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of the clinical findings and radiologic investigation for pulmonary embolism (PE) in obstetric women at Wellington Hospital from 2010 to 2012. RESULTS: Fifty-four women were investigated for PE with a V/Q scan or CTPA, including 29 antenatal women and 25 postnatal women...
2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
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