Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Page: 146-148
Fetal Gallstones: Antenatal Detection and Management
Deepti Naik, Dept. Of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore, India
Received: Dec. 4, 2014;       Accepted: Dec. 17, 2014;       Published: Dec. 22, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20140206.15      View  2110      Downloads  178
Abstract
Fetal gallstones are a rare sonographic finding. We came across two cases of fetal gallstones detected in routine third trimester scan over a period of one year. Both cases were confirmed to have gallstones in postnatal scan and showed complete resolution of the gallstones at 35 and 45 days after birth. The presence of gallstones in the fetus does not alter the fetal prognosis or obstetrical management since complete resolution is seen in most of the cases in late third trimester or neonatal period which may be due to either spontaneous passage of gallstones during early neonatal period or dilution of cholesterol crystals with postnatal hydration.
Keywords
Antenatal, Gallstone, Ultrasound
To cite this article
Deepti Naik, Fetal Gallstones: Antenatal Detection and Management, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 146-148. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20140206.15
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