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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 608787, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/608787
Case Report

Fetal Bowel Dilatation: A Sonographic Sign of Uncertain Prognosis

1Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, Luís de Camões, Funchal, 9004-514 Madeira Island, Portugal
2Pediatric Surgery Department, Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, Luís de Camões, Funchal, 9004-514 Madeira Island, Portugal

Received 15 October 2015; Accepted 14 December 2015

Academic Editor: Olivier Picone

Copyright © 2015 Patrícia Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Fetal bowel dilatation is an indirect sonographic sign of mechanical or functional bowel obstruction. The etiology of fetal bowel dilatation is a difficult prenatal diagnosis since ultrasound has limited accuracy for bowel evaluation. The authors describe a case of fetal bowel dilatation diagnosed in the third trimester.