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2014-02-01-10 Case of the week #365 © Hovsepyan www.TheFetus.net 

 
Answer to the case of the week #365

March 20, 2014 - April 03, 2014

Lilit Hovsepyan, MD.

Armenia
 

Case report

A 23-year-old woman (G1P0) presented to our department at 24 weeks of gestation. During our ultrasonographic examination we had found a mass protruding out of the fetal mouth.

The parents opted for the termination of the pregnancy. Histological examination of the mass revealed a rare diagnosis corresponding to the foregut duplication cyst of the oral cavity.

Images 1,  2, 3, 4, and 5: 24 weeks of gestation; the images show sagittal scans of the fetal face with a mass protruding out of the fetal mouth. The mass was predominantly solid mass with small cystic components located dorsally. 

 

 



Image 6: 24 weeks of gestation; the image shows a series of scans through the fetal mouth with a mass protruding out of the fetal mouth. The mass is predominantly solid but some small cystic components can also be observed. 



Images 7, 8, 9, 10: 24 weeks of gestation; 3D images showing the mass protruding out of the fetal mouth. 

 

 

Images 11, 12, 13, and 14: Pathological images showing the fetus and the mass corresponding to the foregut duplication cyst protruding out of the oral cavity. 

 

 

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