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Vol. 12, No. 5, 1997
Issue release date: 1997
Section title: Paper
Fetal Diagn Ther 1997;12:298–300
(DOI:10.1159/000264490)

Pitfalls of the ‘Double Bubble’ Sign A Case of Congenital Duodenal Duplication

Malone F.D. · Crombleholme T.M. · Nores J.A. · Athanassiou A. · D’Alton M.E.
Fetal Treatment Program, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass., USA

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Abstract of Paper

Received: 3/7/1997
Accepted: 5/20/1997
Published online: 11/27/2009
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FDT

Abstract

The ‘double bubble’ sign in prenatal diagnosis is most often associated with duodenal atresia. However, other causes of upper intestinal obstruction and cystic abdominal masses need to be considered. One possible diagnosis that can mimic the ‘double bubble’ sign of duodenal atresia is duodenal duplication, but little information is available to guide sonologists in the prenatal diagnosis of this rare congenital anomaly. In this case report we describe the successful prenatal diagnosis of duodenal duplication, by relying on the early gestational age of presentation, the lack of polyhydramnios, the failure to consistently demonstrate a ‘double bubble’ on transverse images, and the presence of a normal distal bowel pattern.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Received: 3/7/1997
Accepted: 5/20/1997
Published online: 11/27/2009
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FDT


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