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C-2343 - The failling wall - Prenatal diagnosis of anterior abdominal wall defects

A. C. Vieira1, L. Ferreira1, M. Rodrigues1, C. Mota1, C. Louro2; 1 Porto/PT 2 Évora/PT Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Abdomen, Foetal imaging, Gastrointestinal tract
Imaging Techniques: MR, Ultrasound
Procedure: Diagnostic procedure
Special Focuses: Hernia, Fetus
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Learning objectives: To recognize the importance of prenatal ultrasound imaging in the diagnose of abdominal wall defects To describe the different types of anterior abdominal wall defects with embryology correlation To illustrate the imaging features of the anterior abdominal wall defects on fetal ultrasound (US)

Background: Routine prenatal ultrasound assessment became an important diagnostic tool for detection of anterior abdominal wall defects. In order to comprehend their origin it’s important to understand the gastrointestinal embryology.     Embryology     At the 4th week of gestation the em[...]

Findings and procedure details: The most common anterior abdominal wall defects are omphalocele and gastroschisis. Omphalocele   An omphalocele arises as a consequence of a persistent embryonic extrusion of the developing midgut. Thus, it consists of a midline defect at the level of the umbilicus usually with small bowel lo[...]

Conclusion: Ultrasonography (US) is the mainstay of prenatal imaging. The understanding of the embryology and pathophysiology of anterior abdominal wall defects can aid a more accurate US prenatal diagnosis that can be important for an appropriate postnatal care.

Personal information: Ana C. Vieira Resident in training Hospital do Espírito Santo de Évora E-mail contact: anacfsvieira@gmail.com

References: Reza Pakdaman, Paula J. Woodward, Anne Kennedy, Complex Abdominal Wall Defects: Appearances at Prenatal Imaging; RadioGraphics 2015; 35:636–649 Mary E. Norton, Leslie M. Scoutt, Vickie A. Feldstein; Callen's Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Ultrasound Evaluation of the Fetal Gastrointes[...]

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