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Haeusler, MC; Ryan, G; Robson, SC; Lipitz, S; Rodeck, CH.
The use of saline solution as a contrast medium in suspected diaphragmatic hernia and renal agenesis.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993; 168(5):1486-1492
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Haeusler Martin

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OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to determine the value of saline solution instillation as a contrast medium in suspected congenital diaphragmatic hernia and renal agenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Intrathoracic (n = 3) or intraperitoneal (n = 2) instillation was performed in five cases of suspected congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Amnioinfusion combined with intraperitoneal instillation was performed in five cases of suspected renal agenesis. RESULTS: Instillation clearly demonstrated the diaphragmatic defect in four of the five cases. In the cases with suspected renal agenesis, amnioinfusion led to recognition of a previously unsuspected sirenomelia, and intraperitoneal instillation demonstrated empty renal fossae in four cases. The final fetus with bilateral renal agenesis was thought antenatally to have a contralateral multicystic kidney. CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that intrathoracic or intraperitoneal saline solution instillation is a useful diagnostic procedure in carefully selected cases where confident ultrasonic diagnosis is often difficult and yet would significantly alter management. In cases of severe oligohydramnios amnioinfusion is a complementary procedure. In 80% of cases in this series there was significant improvement in visualization after the procedure.
Find related publications in this database (using NLM MeSH Indexing)
Amnion -
Contrast Media - administration and dosage
Female -
Hernia, Diaphragmatic - congenital Hernia, Diaphragmatic - ultrasonography
Humans -
Instillation, Drug -
Kidney - abnormalities Kidney - ultrasonography
Peritoneum -
Pregnancy -
Sodium Chloride - administration and dosage Sodium Chloride - diagnostic use
Thorax -
Ultrasonography, Prenatal -

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Fetal Diseases
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Parenteral Intrathoracic Infusions
Prenatal Diagnosis Methods
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