Determination of the anatomical location of an antenatal intestinal occlusion by magnetic resonance imaging

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Aug;18(2):163-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1469-0705.2001.00480.x.


Intestinal occlusion occurs in approximately 1 in 3000 births. Its diagnosis can be made in utero with ultrasound however, determination of its precise location is difficult to achieve. We report herein the feasibility of diagnosing and locating a fetal small-intestine occlusion with the use of magnetic resonance imaging.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis*
  • Intestine, Small / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*