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2003-08-13-13 Case of the week #107 © Labate

Case of the week #107

November 14-27, 2003

Giuseppe Calì, MD °, Francesco Labate, MD *

* Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AUSL 6.  ( Palermo ) Italy
° 1st  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ospedale Civico. Palermo ( Italy)

Case report: A 31-year-old patient at 25 gestational weeks had suspected fetal abdominal mass. It was her 3rd pregnancy with a previous abortion and one molar pregnancy.

The male fetus, with normal growth curve, had normal skull, brain, heart, limbs, spine, kidneys, stomach, placenta, and amniotic fluid indexes.

The following findings were present:


A follow-up ultrasound was performed. The situation remained unchanged: normal fetal growth with no sign of cardiac failure or ascites. At 31 gestational weeks,  polyhydramnios developed and then a premature rupture of the membrane occurred resulting in a delivery by Cesarean section.

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