Friday, January 25, 2013

Quiz- fetal kidneys in 34 weeks pregnancy

What do you opine on this 34 week old fetus? Specifically, what is your diagnosis on observing the ultrasound images of the fetal kidneys?

The answer: this fetus shows bilateral enlarged echogenic kidneys which form a major part of the volume of the abdomen. Minute cystic areas are also seen within the kidneys of this fetus if one scrutinises the images carefully. These findings are consistent with a diagnosis of autosomal recessive polycystic kidneys of the fetus.
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