alexa Small Bowel Obstruction Found in a Twin Pregnancy | OMICS International
ISSN: 2161-0665
Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Like us on:
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700+ peer reviewed, Open Access Journals that operates with the help of 50,000+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ Scientific associations in Medical, Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Technology and Management Fields.
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Symposiums and 1200+ Workshops on
Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business

Small Bowel Obstruction Found in a Twin Pregnancy

Firoozeh Ahmadi*, Maryam Javam and Zohreh Rashidi

Department of Reproductive Imaging, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Firoozeh Ahmadi
Assistant Professor of radiology
Department of Reproductive Imaging
Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center
Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine
Academic Center for Education
Culture and Research, Tehran, Iran
Tel: +98 21 23562446
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: October 15, 2015; Accepted Date: October 19, 2015; Published Date: October 21, 2015

Citation: Ahmadi F, Javam M, Rashidi Z (2015) Small Bowel Obstruction Found in a Twin Pregnancy. Pediat Therapeut 5:i108. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000i108

Copyright: © 2015 Ahmadi F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Visit for more related articles at Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Clinical Image

A 33-year old pregnant woman presented at our imaging department at Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran, to undergo ultrasound scan. She got “twin pregnancy” following Invitro-Fertilization and transferring blastosists. Gestational age was 33weeks and 2days based on embryo transfer date. It was a dichorionic-diamniotic pregnancy.

Results of mother serum screening tests were normal in 1st and 2nd trimesters. Ultrasound screening for fetal abnormalities was also normal and no anomaly was detected in none of fetuses until 26th week of gestation. But a slightly dilated bowel loop was distinguished during sonographic evaluation of one of fetuses at 26th week, while the other fetus was normal. We assessed the patient by serial sonographies at 28th, 31st and 34th week of gestation (Figure 1).

pediatrics-therapeutics-intestinal-loops-fetus

Figure 1: Dilated intestinal loops at 26th week in comparison with normal loops in other fetus.

On the last US scan at 34th week, gestational age was appraised 33-34 weeks in both fetuses based on measurement of BPD, FL and HC. According to AC diameter, fetal weigh was estimated 2200±200gr in normal fetus and 2100±200gr in fetus with bowel dilation. In transverse investigation through the fetus abdomen, multiple dilated fluid-filled loops of bowel were visualized (Figure 2). No other fetal abnormality was detected. Despite that bowel dilation and polyhydramnios are associated in some cases, the amniotic volume was normal in this fetus and deepest amniotic pocket was measured 78mm.

pediatrics-therapeutics-dilated-intestine-gestation

Figure 2: Multiple dilated intestine loops at 33rd week of gestation.

According to permanent progressive bowel dilation, “small bowel obstruction” was raised. The diagnosis was confirmed after birth and repair surgery was performed for her.

It worth noting that since fetal swallowing begins at 16th-17th week, bowel dilation due to atresia is recognizable only late at 2nd or 3rd trimester. Small bowel obstruction is a rare condition which occurs in just 1 out of 3000-5000 pregnancies.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language
Post your comment

Share This Article

Recommended Journals

Recommended Conferences

Article Usage

  • Total views: 11999
  • [From(publication date):
    December-2015 - Apr 25, 2018]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views : 8231
  • PDF downloads : 3768
 

Post your comment

captcha   Reload  Can't read the image? click here to refresh

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]line.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version