Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of posterior urethral valves: Identification of valves and thickening of the posterior urethral wall

Harris L. Cohen, Harry L. Zinn, Ameet Patel, Daniel L. Zinn, Jack O. Haller

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Abstract

This report describes 2 heretofore unreported sonographic findings that may aid in the antenatal diagnosis of posterior urethral valves. Each of 2 fetuses showed a prominent or thickened posterior urethra and one or more bright echogenic lines representing valve tissue within a dilated and/or thickened posterior urethra. These findings helped solidify the antenatally suspected diagnosis of posterior urethral valves. The diagnosis was confirmed clinically and surgically during neonatal life. These 2 imaging findings may help in providing a more definitive antenatal diagnosis of posterior urethral valves and allow more expeditious therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fetus
  • Genitourinary system
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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