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Sonography of the fetal gastrointestinal tract: anatomic variants, diagnostic pitfalls, and abnormalities.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Hertzberg, BS
Published in: AJR Am J Roentgenol
May 1994

Prenatal sonography has the potential to show a wide range of abnormalities in a fetus's gastrointestinal tract. Suspected fetal gastrointestinal abnormalities should be interpreted with caution, however, as the sonographic appearance of a healthy fetus's gastrointestinal tract is variable and there is considerable overlap in the appearances of normal and abnormal fetal bowel. Similarly, pathologic processes originating from organ systems other than the gastrointestinal tract can at times exhibit sonographic patterns remarkably similar to those of dilated bowel. This review examines the sonographic findings of gastrointestinal disorders seen in utero, emphasizing potential diagnostic pitfalls arising from confusion with normal anatomy, anatomic variants, and pathologic processes elsewhere in the fetus.

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Published In

AJR Am J Roentgenol

DOI

ISSN

0361-803X

Publication Date

May 1994

Volume

162

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1175 / 1182

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Pregnancy
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Humans
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Fetal Diseases
  • Female
  • Esophagus
  • Digestive System Abnormalities
  • Digestive System
 

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Hertzberg, B. S. (1994). Sonography of the fetal gastrointestinal tract: anatomic variants, diagnostic pitfalls, and abnormalities. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 162(5), 1175–1182. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.162.5.8166006
Hertzberg, B. S. “Sonography of the fetal gastrointestinal tract: anatomic variants, diagnostic pitfalls, and abnormalities.AJR Am J Roentgenol 162, no. 5 (May 1994): 1175–82. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.162.5.8166006.
Hertzberg, B. S. “Sonography of the fetal gastrointestinal tract: anatomic variants, diagnostic pitfalls, and abnormalities.AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 162, no. 5, May 1994, pp. 1175–82. Pubmed, doi:10.2214/ajr.162.5.8166006.

Published In

AJR Am J Roentgenol

DOI

ISSN

0361-803X

Publication Date

May 1994

Volume

162

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1175 / 1182

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Pregnancy
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Humans
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Fetal Diseases
  • Female
  • Esophagus
  • Digestive System Abnormalities
  • Digestive System