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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(2):396-399.
Published online February 1, 2001.
Prenatal diagnosis of fetal intussusception: A case report.
Sung Bin Son, Hoon Choi, Sung Shik Han, Young Suk Kang, Young Jun Park, Je Hoon Lee, Bok Lin Kim, Yong Kyoon Jo, Kyo Hoon Park, Chul Min Lee, Hong Kyoon Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Fetal intussusception is not common and the underlying mechanism triggering the event is not known at present. There are few reports of successful diagnosis in fetus with prenatal ultrasongraphy. It may be detected by meconium peritonitis. Meconium peritonitis is a nonbacterial foreign body reaction or chemical inflammation by intestinal perforation result from intestianl atresia, intussusception and fetal bowel obstruction. Recently we experienced a 33+1 weeks of gestational fetus with fetal intussusception who had prenatal ultrasonographic detection with meconium peritonitis, and the infant was underwent postnatal laparotomy. We present this case with a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Intussusception, Meconium peritonitis, Prenatal diagnosis


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