P09. 09: Early 3D ultrasonographic diagnosis of caudal regression syndrome and posterior fossa anomaly at 14 weeks in a patient with Diabetes Mellitus type I-a c... Academic Article uri icon


  • Results: 3D and 4D ultrasound evaluations were performed on 16 fetuses with mean GA 22weeks (range 14–34). Anomalies included congenital diaphragmatic hernia (two with right sided hernia and one left sided), lung dysplasia (6 cases, of who three had vascular anomalies and three without vascular anomalies), and Thanatophoric dysplasia with small thorax (2 cases), dextrocardia (2 cases), Hydrothorax (1 case), situs inversus totalis (1 case), and situs ambiguous with asplenia (1 case). Conclusion: 3D and 4D techniques are new modalities, which enables higher accuracy, and better views of the fetal thoracic organs and assist the physician in diagnosis the malformations. Performing 3D ultrasound enhances visualization, identification and delineates more clearly the extension of the defect. 3D ultrasound seems to be a promising new tool for precise anatomical description of fetal …

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  • September 1, 2006