Mid‐trimester fetal ultrasound: Diagnostic dilemmas

Virginia L. Corson, Roger C. Sanders, Timothy R.B. Johnson, Kevin J. Winn

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Two cases are reported in which an unusual ultrasound finding preceded diagnostic amniocentesis and led to further work‐up. In both cases a decision was made to terminate the pregnancy. One fetus in which a neck mass was detected by ultrasound was shown to be normal on post‐mortem examination. The second fetus was aborted because of Rh sensitization and had the abnormality seen by ultrasound. However, this lesion, calcified intrahepatic plaques, had no presumed pathological significance. These cases suggest caution in the interpretation of results obtained with the new technologies used for prenatal diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


  • Fetal mass
  • Genetic counselling
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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