fetal echogenic bowel

fetal echogenic bowel

An abnormality of the fetal bowel, sometimes seen on prenatal ultrasound, in which the bowel has a brightness similar to that seen in bone. Most instances of echogenic bowel are not associated with any fetal or neonatal disease, but some are seen in diseases and conditions such as aneuploidy, cystic fibrosis, cytomegalovirus infection, and intrauterine growth retardation.