echogenic bowel

echogenic bowel

A hyperechoic mass that may be seen in the fetal abdomen by ultrasound in the second trimester. If ascites is not present, this is probably due to an enlargement of the fetal bowel. Finding this mass in the second trimester of pregnancy is thought to be associated with an increased and significant risk of an abnormal number of chromosomes (i.e., aneuploidy).
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Special attention should be given to the possible diagnosis of echogenic bowel during ultrasonographic examination.
"Then at the 20-week scan we were told the baby had a condition called echogenic bowel which meant he could be born with a chromosome defect including cystic fibrosis.
Closer management is needed for fetal ultrasound findings with borderline significance, such as renal pelviectasis, or findings that have the potential for significant abnormality (echogenic bowel or mild ventriculomegaly), she added.
Of the two more concerning findings, echogenic bowel has been associated with trisomies, cystic fibrosis, viral infection, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), and fetal demise.
Markers included choroid plexus cysts, nuchal fold thickening, echogenic intracardiac focus, echogenic bowel, renal pyelectasis, femur shortening, and humerus shortening.
These markers included major structural anomalies, short femur or humerus, pyelectasis, nuchal fold thickening, fifth digit abnormalities, echogenic bowel, echogenic cardiac focus, choroid plexus cysts, ventriculomegaly, and a two-vessel umbilical cord, said Dr.
Radiologists use soft markers (nuchal thickening, echogenic bowel, choroid-plexus cysts) to try to identify abnormalities.
-- A finding of echogenic bowel on second-trimester ultrasound typically is a transient artifact, but in some instances signals the possibility that the fetus is affected by cystic fibrosis, Dr.
Their metaanalysis included studies that measured the true-positive, false-positive, true-negative, and false-negative results for each of eight isolated ultrasound markers for Down syndrome: nuchal-fold thickening, choroid plexus cyst, echogenic intracardiac focus, echogenic bowel, renal pyelectasis, shortened humerus, shortened femur, and fetal structural malformations.
These markers included major structural anomalies, short femur or humerus, pyelectasis, nuchal fold thickening, fifth-digit abnormalities, echogenic bowel, echogenic cardiac focus, choroid plexus cysts, ventriculomegaly, and a two-vessel umbilical cord, said Dr.
Their metaanalysis included studies that measured the true-positive, false-positive, true-negative, and false-negative results for each of eight isolated ultra sound markers for Down syndrome: nuchal-fold thickening, choroid plexus cyst, echogenic intracardiac focus, echogenic bowel, renal pyelectasis, shortened humerus, shortened femur, and fetal structural malformations.