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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Medical Imaging Technology|
|State||Published - Nov 20 2009|
- Prune-belly syndrome
- Ultrasonography, prenatal