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1305-3124

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1993

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​Cihat Şen, ​Nicola Volpe

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Daniel Rolnik, Mar Gil, Murat Yayla, Oluş Api

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First trimester imaging of fetal anterior wall defect by three-dimensional Doppler sonography

Mekin Sezik

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First trimester imaging of fetal anterior wall defect by three-dimensional Doppler sonography. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE7 DOI: 10.2399/prn.14.S001084

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Mekin Sezik

  1. Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı- Isparta TR
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Mekin Sezik, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı- Isparta TR,

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Objective
Differentiation between omphalocele and gastroschisis during late first trimester is of importance. A diagnosis of omphalocele requires meticulous search for chromosomal and cardiac abnormalities, whereas gastroschisis is rarely associated with severe additional anomalies. We used three-dimensional color Doppler techniques for early differentiation of these two conditions.
Case(s)
A 20-year-old G1P0 woman was seen at 13 weeks’ gestation. A fetal anterior wall defect was present (Figure 1). Three-dimensional color Doppler clearly demonstrated the lateral course and insertion of the umbilical cord and sac-free intestinal loops (Figure 2). Tomographic ultrasound imaging (TUI) aided the definitive diagnosis of gastroschisis (Figure 3).
Conclusion
Three-dimensional color Doppler techniques such as TUI may be useful for differentiation of omphalocele and gastroschisis during late first trimester.
Keywords

Gastroschisis, omphalocele, three-dimensional ultrasonography

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Figure 1
Anterior wall defect
Figure 2
Lateral insertion of the umbilical cord and sac-free intestinal loops
Figure 3
Tomographic ultrasound imaging of gastroschisis