Fetal Adrenal Haemorrhage – Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Imaging

Language
en
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2013-03-14
Issue Year
2006
Authors
Schrauder, Michael G.
Hammersen, Gerhard
Siemer, J.
Goecke, Tamme W.
Meurer, Britta
Hart, N.
Beckmann, Matthias W.
Schild, R. L.
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Abstract

A case of prenatal adrenal haemorrhage first detected by 2- dimensional and 3-dimensional sonography at 27 weeks’ gestation is reported. Ultrasound examination showed a large cystic mass (32 ! 27 ! 27 mm) in the right suprarenal region of the fetus. Two weeks later, the mass had slightly increased in size demonstrating hyperechoic areas within the cyst. Further serial ultrasound examinations revealed a progressive organisation of the cystic mass associated with a moderate reduction in size. The diagnosis of adrenal haemorrhage was confirmed by postnatal follow-up sonograms as the mass decreased in size from 28 ! 21 ! 21 mm on day 1 to 23 ! 18 ! 17 mm on day 42. Course and sonographic signs were typical for adrenal haemorrhage and the neonate was therefore managed without surgical exploration. The child is developing normally at 6 months of age.

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Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 2008; 23: 72-75. <http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?typ=pdf&doi=109230> © 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
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Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 2008; 23: 72-75. <http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?typ=pdf&doi=109230> © 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
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