Oligohydramnios and megacolon in a fetus with vesicorectal fistula and anal-urethral atresia: A case report

Mordechai Hallak, Alexander A. Reiter, Leon G. Smith, Gary A. Dildy, Milton J. Finegold

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Abstract

Severe oligohydramnios and extremely dilated bowel filled with hyperechogenic material floating in fluid were the ultrasonographic findings in a fetus at 27 weeks' gestation. Vesicorectal communication and urethral-anal atresia permitted urine to empty into the colon, causing megacolon, oligohydramnios, and markedly increased intraabdominal pressure resulting in pulmonary hypoplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume167
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

Keywords

  • Oligohydramnios
  • fetal megacolon
  • fetal vesicorectal fistula
  • pulmonary hypoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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