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Masses and Fluid Collection in Fetal Abdomen

  • S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
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Abstract

Masses and fluid collection in fetal abdomen are seen occasionally. The sonographic appearance and algorithm for the differential diagnosis are discussed.

Supplementary material

Video 4.1

Mesenteric lymphangioma: Axial scan of fetal abdomen shows multiseptated cyst with bowel loop coursing through it showing peristalsis (MP4 1311 kb)

Video 4.2

Meconium peritonitis: Axial scan of fetal abdomen shows movement of debris in fetal ascites during fetal movement (MP4 2194 kb)

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
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  1. 1.SONOSCAN-Ultrasonic Scan CentreCoimbatoreIndia

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