Prenatal diagnosis of prune-belly syndrome with three-dimensional ultrasound

Li Zhu Chen, Ai Lu Cai, Xiao Guang Wang, Bing Wang, Jing Yu Li, Ze Yu Yang, Zhong Qiu Xin

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Objective: To assess the role of 3D ultrasound in the prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis of prune-belly syndrome (PBS). Methods: Ultrasound features of 6 cases of prenatally detected PBS were retrospectively analyzed, and compared with postnatal and autopsy findings. Results: Five fetuses were diagnosed as PBS and 1 diagnosed as PBS or posterior urethral valve. All the fetuses were confirmed as PBS postnatally, and 4 with associated defects. Conclusion: Prenatal ultrasonography is reliable in diagnosing PBS, and 3D ultrasonography can provide new information for the diagnosis of PSB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2081-2083
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Journal of Medical Imaging Technology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 20 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetus
  • Prune-belly syndrome
  • Ultrasonography, prenatal


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