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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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Short Communication
ISSNs: 0197-3851 (print)
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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
ePrint ID: 25695
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:14
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/25695

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