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Persistent Cloaca - A Challenge for an Experienced Sonographer

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This was a retrospective analysis of ultrasonographic and echocardiographic examinations in 12 fetuses with postnatally confirmed Cloacal Malformation. All examinations were conducted at the tertiary fetal diagnostic center (none of the preliminary screening diagnoses were correct). The main manifestations of cloacal malformation were: signs of urinary tract malformations in 10 fetuses (83,33%), pelvic cyst, diagnosed or suspected as hydrocolpos in 9 fetuses (75%), signs of lower part of digestive tract obstruction in 6 fetuses (50%). In addition there were abnormalities in echocardiographic examinations in 6 cases, such as symptoms of cardiac failure (cardiomegaly, tricuspid regurgitation, monophasic inflow, pericardial effusion, ascites) and one case with AS ( aortal stenosis). Functional abnormalities in fetal echocardiography suggest increased preload or afterload and early circulation failure in this severe prenatal malformation. This malformation have never been published before. The data suggest, that fetal functional echocardiography abnormalities in cases of abnormal pelvic structures should alert the clican to possibility of the presence of cloaca.
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4
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1
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17-22
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published
1 - 3 - 2014
accepted
16 - 4 - 2014
received
18 - 3 - 2014
online
30 - 12 - 2015
Contributors
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  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute
  • Institute of Health Sciences. The State School of Higher Professional Education in Płock
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute
  • Department of Genetics, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute
  • Department of Children Surgery, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute
  • Department of Diagnoses and Prevention Fetal Malformations Medical University of Lodz
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_12847_03144
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