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2005-02-16-11 Cytomegalovirus infection, 23 weeks © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/


Cytomegalovirus infection, 23 weeks

Fabrice Cuillier, MD
The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22. Fax : 0262 90 77 30.

The following are the ultrasound images of a fetus infected with cytomegalovirus and scanned at 23 weeks of gestation. An amniocentesis was performed and the virus was found in the amniotic fluid. The pregnancy was terminated at 24 weeks of gestation and an autopsy confirmed the findings. The virus was cultured from the brain and liver.

Dilated ventricles:

Hyperechoic lining of the ventricular wall:

Hyperechoic small bowel without ascites:

Fetal biometry reveals intrauterine growth retardation:

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