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2008-04-07-16 Gallstones © Sanchez www.thefetus.net/
Gallstones

Marcos Antonio Velasco Sanchez, MD; Candelario Conda Moreno, MD; Javier Cabrera Garcia, MD.

Hospital General de la S.S.A. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico. Instituto Mexicano de Diagnostico por Imagen, Acapulco, Mexico.

 

Case report

A 20-year-old woman (G1P0), with negative ultrasound examination performed at 19 weeks, presented to our department again at 35 weeks. Her ultrasound examination demonstrated echogenic lesions within the fetal gallbladder consistent with gallstones. No other anomalies were found.  

Images 1, 2: Transverse scans of fetal abdomen at the level of gallbladder. Echogenic lesions consistent with the gallstones are visible within the gallbladder.

 

Images 3, 4: Color Doppler (Image 3) and gray scale (Image 4) transverse scans of fetal abdomen at the level of gallbladder. Echogenic lesions consistent with the gallstones are visible within the gallbladder.

 

Images 5, 6: Transverse scans of fetal abdomen. Hyperechoic gallstones (downward pointing arrow on the image 5) causing shadowing (to the left pointing arrows) are visible within the gallbladder.

 

 

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