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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 241–242 | Cite as

Visualization of the intestinal tract by amniography in a fetus with esophageal atresia

  • S. B. Rao
  • T. L. Slovis
  • T. V. Cradock
  • T. Shah
Case Reports

Abstract

In pregnancies complicated by hydramnios, amniography can be used for the detection of fetal gastrointestinal obstruction. A case is presented in which the appearance of contrast material in the fetal gastrointestinal tract was noted in an infant who proved to have esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Presumably, the contrast reached the intestinal tract by aspiration and passage through the fistula.

Key words

Amniography Hydramnios Esophageal atresia Tracheoesophageal fistula 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Rao
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. L. Slovis
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. V. Cradock
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. Shah
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt. Joseph Mercy HospitalPontiacUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Pediatrics and SurgeryChildren's Hospital of MichiganUSA
  3. 3.Wayne State University School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Department of ObstetricsHutzel HospitalDetroitUSA

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