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Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Jun;95(6 Pt 2):1013-5.

Antenatal ultrasonographic appearance of a cloacal anomaly.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cloacal anomalies are rare abnormalities with highly variable forms, which makes them difficult to diagnose antenatally. We present a cloacal anomaly case with interesting antenatal ultrasonographic findings.

CASE:

A 24-year-old woman, gravida 1, para 0, presented at 23 weeks' gestation with ultrasonographic evidence of fetal ascites. Between 23 and 30 weeks' gestation, serial ultrasounds showed changing features of a cloacal anomaly, consisting of fetal ascites, a cystic pelvic mass, hydronephrosis, and oligohydramnios.

CONCLUSION:

Serial antenatal ultrasound helped diagnose changing features of a cloacal anomaly in our case, thus allowing directed antenatal counseling and appropriate perinatal treatment.

PMID:
10808008
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