Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: a case report.
SourceJournal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 16, 2, (2004), pp. 140-141
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Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
SubjectUMCN 2.1: Heart, lung and circulation
Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by a dilated, non-obstructive urinary bladder and hypoperistalsis of the gastrointestinal tract, which is considered lethal. About 90 patients have been reported, predominantly female. We present the case of a female newborn with MMIHS in whom antenatal ultrasound was suggestive for the diagnosis, which was confirmed after delivery. Diagnostic features by antenatal ultrasound are described.
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