Is unexplained third trimester intrauterine death of fetuses with gastroschisis caused by umbilical cord compression due to acute extra-abdominal bowel dilatation?
Kalache, Karim D., Bierlich, Anke, Hammer, Hannes and Bollmann, Rainer (2002) Is unexplained third trimester intrauterine death of fetuses with gastroschisis caused by umbilical cord compression due to acute extra-abdominal bowel dilatation? Prenatal Diagnosis, 22, (8), 715-717. (doi:10.1002/pd.386).
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We report on a case of gastroschisis in which sudden dilatation of extra-abdominal bowel at 34+1 weeks was followed by an unusual umbilical flow velocity waveform (diastolic notching). The condition was associated with normal umbilical Doppler indices, brain sparing effect and a non-reactive cardiotocograph (CTG). Findings at postnatal surgery strongly suggested severe cord compression by the herniated dilated bowel. The significance of notching in the umbilical artery waveform is discussed, as is the potential importance of this sign in the prepartum management of fetuses with gastroschisis.
|Additional Information:||Short Communication|
|Keywords:||gastroschisis, prenatal diagnosis, Doppler ultrasonography|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
|Date Deposited:||19 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:14|
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