Prenatal diagnosis of an ectopic intrathoracic kidney in right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia using color Doppler ultrasonography

Authors

  • B. Masturzo,

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Child Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
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  • Dr K. D. Kalache,

    Corresponding author
    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Child Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    • Campus Charite Mitte, Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schumannstrasse 20/21, D-10117 Berlin, Germany
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  • A. Cockell,

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Child Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
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  • A. Pierro,

    1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
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  • C. H. Rodeck

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Child Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
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Abstract

The prenatal sonographic features of a fetus with right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed at 33 weeks are presented. Color Doppler demonstrated an abnormal course of the right renal artery, arising from the aorta and feeding the intrathoracic right kidney. This case report stresses the role of color Doppler in defining which organs have herniated in fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia. Copyright © 2001 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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