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2004-10-12-10 Posterior urethral valves, 15 weeks © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/


Posterior urethral valves, 15 weeks 

Fabrice Cuillier, MD

Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22.

This is a patient scanned at 15 weeks of gestation. The examination revealed a massively distended bladder from posterior urethral valves. The pregnancy was terminated at 16 weeks of gestation. Note the very different appearance from another case of Posterior urethral valves  later in the pregancy.

Note a thin layer of ascites

The kidneys are already damaged and echogenic:

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