Fetal gallstones and cholelithiasis, detected by routine third trimester ultrasound, have been described in the literature with controversial clinical significance. We report a case of fetal cholelithiasis detected at 35 weeks gestation during a routine scan. The diagnosis was performed using an integrated 2-dimensional (2-D) and 3-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound approach in order to obtain a better definition of the fetal gallbladder and its content. A neonatal follow-up was achieved. The present study has a twofold purpose: firstly, to update the diagnostic approach using the innovative 3-D modalities and secondly, to review the management of this condition during fetal and postnatal life.

Triunfo, S., Rosati, P., Ferrara, P., Gatto, A., Scambia, G., Fetal cholelithiasis: a diagnostic update and a literature review, <<CLINICAL MEDICINE INSIGHTS. CASE REPORTS>>, 2013; 6 (Ottobre): 153-158. [doi:10.4137/CCRep.S12273] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63869]

Fetal cholelithiasis: a diagnostic update and a literature review

Triunfo, Stefania;Rosati, Paolo;Ferrara, Pietro;Gatto, Antonio;Scambia, Giovanni
2013

Abstract

Fetal gallstones and cholelithiasis, detected by routine third trimester ultrasound, have been described in the literature with controversial clinical significance. We report a case of fetal cholelithiasis detected at 35 weeks gestation during a routine scan. The diagnosis was performed using an integrated 2-dimensional (2-D) and 3-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound approach in order to obtain a better definition of the fetal gallbladder and its content. A neonatal follow-up was achieved. The present study has a twofold purpose: firstly, to update the diagnostic approach using the innovative 3-D modalities and secondly, to review the management of this condition during fetal and postnatal life.
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Triunfo, S., Rosati, P., Ferrara, P., Gatto, A., Scambia, G., Fetal cholelithiasis: a diagnostic update and a literature review, <>, 2013; 6 (Ottobre): 153-158. [doi:10.4137/CCRep.S12273] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63869]
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